David Tennant Cast to Play the Killer in NBC’s Hannibal
Tennant is set to play a ‘seriously deranged’ serial killer in the new upcoming Sky Living show Hannibal, set before the events of the 1991 film Silence of the Lambs.
Tennant initially auditioned for the lead role of Hannibal Lecter (played in the 1991 film by Sir Anthony Hopkins), but narrowly lost out to Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale).
The series, developed by Bryan Fuller (Star Trek: DS9 and Pushing Daisies) is based on characters and events from the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. It focuses on the relationship between FBI Special Agent Will Graham – played by Hugh Dancy (Cold Feet) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a forensic psychiatrist (before he discovered the joys of liver and Chianti). Also starring are Laurence Fishburne, Eddie Izzard and Gillian Anderson.
Hannibal will air on Sky Living from 7th May 2013 – However if you have access to Sky’s On Demand service or Sky Go you can actually watch the premier nearly a week early from Wednesday 1st May. In the meantime check out the trailer below