Former Bond Villain Mads Mikkelsen Will Portray Hannibal Lecter In Upcoming NBC Series
Mads Mikkelsen is best known for portraying a James Bond villain and now he will once again play the bad guy as he takes on the role of Hannibal Lecter for NBC’s upcoming series Hannibal.
The 46-year-old actor will star beside Hugh Dancy in a TV show meant to reboot the movie series with new characters introduced from Thomas Harris’ bestselling Red Dragon novel.
In the show Dr. Hannibal Lecter and FB agent Will Graham (Dancy) will be re-introduced at the stare of their strange relationship.
Hannibal is being executive-produced by Pushing Daisies’ Bryan Fuller who also happens to be writing the Munsters remake “Mockingbird Lane” which we learned today will feature Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster.
Hannibal will debut with a 13-episode run and will premiere midseason with NBC holding the option to extend the series.
While Mads Mikkelsen has big shoes to fill after Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for his performance in 1991′s The Silence of the Lambs he is not exactly a slouch, having won the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his movie The Hunt.
We will also be able to catch Mads and his villainous ways when he plays the bad guy in Thor 2.
If Mikkelsen can turn from the villain Le Chiffre in Casino Royale to a flesh eating psychopath we say hats off to him and it could make for some thrilling television.
Will you be tuning in to NBC to watch Mads Mikkelsen attempt to take on the role of Hannibal Lecter?