'Hannibal' Pilot Gets Director David Slade

Notorious serial killer Hannibal Lector comes to the small screen this fall in a new series from NBC.
David Slade to direct Hannibal pilot for NBC
David Slade to direct Hannibal pilot for NBC
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and 30 Days of Night director David Slade is set to helm the pilot for NBC's new fall series Hannibal, which will revolve around notorious serial killer Hannibal Lector.

Most famously played by Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lector springs from the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon, and has been the subject of five different film adaptations.

The series, which has a thirteen-episode order, will follow FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and his budding relationship with (yet to be cast) mentor and cannibal Hannibal Lector.

The pilot will reportedly shoot soon, but no production start date has been given.


Sources: Deadline

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  1. CelluloidDreams

    Another remake!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  2. Xenon

    No one can replace Anthony that's why I didn't see the last film.

    2 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  3. uncle rico

    Hopkins rocked as the role but then Hanibal Rising was horrible now this sh*t

    2 years agoby @unclerico12345Flag

  4. incmob

    is this really needed?

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  5. K.Guy

    @slysnide@dan1 I never seen any Hannibal films yet. But I'm dying to.

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  6. ejk1

    Isn't there another intriguing book series that hasn't been made into a film series that TV can utilize?

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. Dan

    What @slysnide said. This is destined for failure.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. SherlockHolmes2009

    No replaceing Hopkins as Hannibal. One of the best performances ever

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  9. slysnide

    The first and third novel were the best of the four. The film of the second novel, and the remake of the first novel were the best of the four. Good series, well written. Let's leave it at that shall we?

    2 years agoby @slysnideFlag