NBC has made the series direct-to-order, with 13 episodes heading into production soon. NBC has released the following logline for the show.
At this time, it doesn't appear that Clarice Starling (a role originated by Jodie Foster and later taken over by Julianne Moore) will play a part in the series unless they plan on bringing her in should the show last past season one.
The search is now on for an actor to portray both Hannibal and Graham. Bryan Fuller is also hard at work on Mockingbird Lane, his revisionist take on The Munsters, which was being prepped for the fall but has since been pushed back for rewrites.