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2012 | 2006

4 items from 2012


Hannibal Announces Killer Casting Choices

20 November 2012 1:54 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

She was a gorgeous guest star on White Collar and he is a veteran of Broadway. Now Anna Chlumsky and Raul Esparza have joined the killer new series, Hannibal.

NBC is the network daring enough to deliver Hannibal Lecter to the small screen. Their upcoming series is called Hannibal and it revolves around the infamous serial killer.

Did you know that the literary character, Hannibal Lecter, M.D., though created by author Thomas Harris, first hit the big screen thanks to actor Benjamin Hendrickson in the 1986 Michael Mann film, Manhunter? And here I always thought Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of the sometime cannibal in 1991′s The Silence of the Lambs was the first on-screen adaptation in the series.

Well, now one of my favorite foreign actors will carry the torch for NBC. Danish star Mads Mikkelsen will portray Dr.Lecter. He first hit my radar as Le Chiffre, opposite Daniel Craig in Casino Royal, »

- Sasha Nova

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NBC's Hannibal Finds Its Dr. Chilton

19 November 2012 12:11 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A key character in the "Hannibal" universe has been cast, and as has been the case with several other roles in the upcoming show, it's being played by yet another alumnus of a previous Bryan Fuller series. Read on for the details.

Per TVLine, Broadway vet Raul Esparza (My Soul to Take) will appear in at least two episodes of NBC’s contemporary Hannibal Lecter series in the key role of Dr. Chilton. The character was originated on the big screen by actor Benjamin Hendrickson in 1986′s Manhunter, and Anthony Heald took over the role of Lecter’s infamous jailer in The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon.

Like the previously announced Caroline Dhavernas, Molly Shannon, Chelan Simons, Ellen Greene, and Gina Torres, Esparza previously worked with exec producer Fuller: He played traveling salesman Alfredo Aldarisio in Fuller’s "Pushing Daisies."

"Hannibal" Synopsis:

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- The Woman In Black

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Hannibal Lecter TV series adds Raul Esparza

19 November 2012 8:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Law & Order: Svu's Raul Esparza has become the latest actor to join NBC's Hannibal Lecter series. Hannibal is loosely based on Robert Harris novel Red Dragon and stars Casino Royale's Mads Mikkelsen as cannibal killer Lecter. Esparza - who previously worked with Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller on his show Pushing Daisies - will play the role of Dr Chilton, according to TVLine. The character has previously been portrayed by Benjamin Hendrickson in Michael Mann's 1986 Red Dragon adaptation Manhunter and by Anthony Heald in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs and (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Exclusive: Another Pushing Daisies Alum Joins NBC's Hannibal in Pivotal Role

19 November 2012 8:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bryan Fuller is welcoming another old friend into the Hannibal fold.

Broadway vet Raul Esparza is joining NBC’s contemporary Hannibal Lecter series in the key role of Dr. Chilton, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The character was originated on the big screen by actor Benjamin Hendrickson in 1986′s Manhunter. Anthony Heald took over the role of Lecter’s infamous jailer in The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon.

Like Hannibal‘s Caroline Dhavernas, Molly Shannon, Chelan Simons, Ellen Greene and Gina Torres, Esparza previously worked with exec producer Fuller: He played traveling »

- Michael Ausiello

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