Bryan Fuller is writing and executive producing Hannibal, an hour-long drama for NBC starring America’s favorite cannibal intellectual Hannibal Lecter. NBC preemptively bought the show and will either pick up thirteen episodes right from the start or pass completely. Given Fuller’s dreamy, wistful takes on the interior lives of damaged twentysomething women (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls), this makes complete and total sense. What is Hannibal Lecter if not a smart, stylized female character trying to come to terms with adulthood in a surreal, magical environment?
I’m having an old friend for dinner. Photo: Orion Pictures