Hannibal Lecter is arguably one of, if not the most popular villain ever committed to the screen. Though Michael Mann’s brilliant (but box-office flop) Manhunter may have introduced the character cinematically, Hannibal was only embraced by mainstream audiences following the success of 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs which won 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture. The character has appeared in numerous films and novels, and has been portrayed by legendary actors such as Brian Cox and Anthony Hopkins. In 2013, Bryan Fuller, creator of beloved series Pushing Daises and Dead Like Me, decided to revamp the character for the small screen and created Hannibal, which ran for three seasons on NBC and starred Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy as Will Graham. Fuller’s take on the lore and characters was psychological, twisted, darkly comic, and artistically bold, and expanded on the themes explored in Thomas Harris’ novels.
Hannibal Lecter is one of the most iconic characters of all time, and NBC’S television version is the greatest and most underrated iteration.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed