'Hannibal' trailer teases TV's Dr. Lecter and Will Graham: Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy
Now that NBC's "Hannibal" finally has a premiere date, the network has released an official trailer giving audiences the first look at the new series from Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies") starring Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
If the above trailer looks uncomfortably similar to FOX's current serial killer serial "The Following," we have hopes that Fuller has a plan to take the genre somewhere fresh.
The bigger concern could be how Dancy and Mikkelsen adjust to roles we've already seen brought to life by other actors. Graham was previously played on screen by William Petersen (in Michael Mann's "Manhunter") and Edward Norton (in Brett Ratner's "Red Dragon"). And, of course, Lecter was made famous by Anthony Hopkins who won an Oscar for his performance in "The Silence of the Lambs" and reprised the role in "Hannibal" and "Red Dragon." ( Brian Cox played Lecter in a supporting role in "Manhunter.")
We'll find out when "Hannibal" premieres April 4 on NBC.