David Bowie has been offered a role on the hit US TV show, Hannibal.
Bryan Fuller, Hannibal’s showrunner, has confirmed that they have offered Bowie the opportunity to appear on his programmes, telling E! News, “We have reached out to David Bowie to see if he’s interested and available. We would love for him to play Hannibal’s uncle, who is a character from the literature and it the books.”
Fuller admitted that that have still yet to hear back from Bowie, whose last acting performance was four years ago, when he made a cameo in the film, Bandslam.
Hannibal premiered last year, and is based on the novel, Red Dragon, which was written by Thomas Harris and was turned into the film sequel to The Silence Of The Lambs, the 1991 Oscar winning film that starred Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
Mads Mikkelsen stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and the show revolves around the developing relationship between the famous cannibal and the FBI special investigator, Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, who ultimately becomes his sworn enemy.
Discussing his approach to the adaptation, and the character of Count Robert Lecter, Hannibal’s uncle who is murdered by Nazis, Fuller noted, “Since our timeline is a little more present, there’s a little bit of JJ Abrams-style alternate universe storytelling where he could still be alive.”
Bowie hasn’t been completely void from acting since his performance in Bedlam though. The legendary rocker has appeared in all three videos from his comeback album, The Next Day, which has included the efforts, “Where Are We Now?,” “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” and “The Next Day.”
Bowie is still yet to give an interview or any live performances to promote his album, which shot straight to the top of the UK chart in March.
[David Bowie photo by Photobra/Adam Bielawski via Wikimedia Commons]