A trailer for NBC’s Hannibal Lecter series

Hannibal Lecter helps Will Graham to catch a serial killer is, of course, the plot to the great movie Manhunter. Now Bryan Fuller – who created Pushing Daisies and wrote a lot of the best episodes of Heroes – has created a prequel to that movie, showing how Hannibal used to help Graham on cases, before, of course, Graham had him locked up. It stars Mads Mikkelsen of Casino Royale fame as Hannibal and here’s a trailer. It’s going to air on Thursdays, 10pm EST on NBC, starting April 4 and be cancelled about three weeks afterwards, this being NBC n’all.

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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.