With the cannibalistic Hannibal set to take a bite out of TV, the question remains, ‘who will fill Anthony Hopkins fava beans?’ Well, here’s a hint – he’s beaten up James Bond and next he’ll be taking on Thor. According to Deadline, Mads Mikkelsen (the villain in Casino Royale and the upcoming Thor sequel) will play Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter in the TV show from Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller. You may also recognize the actor from his roles in The Hunt and Valhalla Rising. Mads is no stranger to TV either, but this will count as his first major role on North America network TV.
NBC has actually skipped the pilot stage and moved forward with a 13-episode order, the first episode will be directed by David Slade (Hard Candy, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse). Hannibal is expect it to be a midseason addition to the NBC lineup.