The doctor will see you now- Meet the cast of NBC’s Hannibal with Mads Mikkelsen & Laurence Fisburne

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By guest blogger Tom Chapman. Check him out on Twitter at tomtomchap

This year sees the release of two television shows based on the characters from the warped mind of Thomas Harris, and his Hannibal Lecter books.

Lifetime is developing a standalone series ‘Clarice’ focussing on the early days of FBI agent Clarice starling. She was the main protagonist of the Hannibal films, famously played by Jodie Foster, then Julianne Moore.

The much more hyped version is NBC’s ‘Hannibal’, starring Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) and Laurence Fisburne (The Matrix).

Airing in America on April 4th it promises to have just as much blood, and be just as harrowing as Kevin Bacon’s ‘The Following.’

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Criminal profiler Will Graham enlists the help of psychiatric doctor (and future serial killer) Hannibal Lecter to catch America’s most wanted criminals.

This will be the 4th incarnation of the franchise- The first being 1986′s ‘Manhunter’, then ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ (1991) ‘Hannibal’ (2001) and ‘Red Dragon.’ (2002)

Ahead of the premiere Shocktillyoudrop.com has released a rogues gallery to meet the cast.

For many Anthony Hopkins will always be Hannibal Lecter, but only time will tell if Mikkelsen is worthy to wear the infamous face mask.

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