So NBC’s Hannibal series premieres tonight. I’d normally be bleh, but the showrunner is the excellent Bryan Fuller (Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, DS9), it’s got Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal the Cannibal, Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, Larry Fisbhurne as Larry Fisbhurne, Caroline Dhavernas (also of Wonderfalls), and Gillian Anderson. So, an amazing cast for a network drama. I hear Eddie Izzard also shows up as a guest star later on; he was in Fuller’s Addams Family reboot (Mockingbird Lane) that didn’t get picked up last year.
However, the downside of Bryan Fuller as the showrunner is the Bryan Fuller curse (critically acclaimed shows that no one watches; eg, Wonderfalls), though Hannibal does have the luxury of many books and movies in the general awareness.
Reviews are generally positive and it’s sitting at a 68 metacritic. Herc over at AICN says it’s the goriest network drama ever, too.