I've Always Found The Idea Of Death Comforting



Last season, Bryan Fuller was not shy about sharing his hopes and visions for Hannibal's future. Unfortunately, all of those hopes were dependent on the various rights holders of the various Hannibal novels to work in cooperation with the series. Fuller, for season one, only had the rights to materials and characters originating in Red Dragon, and as such Fuller set the series on a three or four year course that would cover the background and contents of the novel, in it's own unique way. Fuller wants, however, to cover the entire Hannibal saga, including Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. He got to have his cake and eat it a bit last year, with characters like Miriam Lass and Dr. Abel Gideon standing in for Clarice and Hannibal in their Silence states.

Based on the resounding success of the first season, it seems that at least some of Fuller's dreams might come true (or at least, the rights holders have realised that Dr. Lecter's cinema days are long gone, and this show is the best possible future the character has). We know this because season two has announced a hog of cast additions, and front and centre is Mason Verger, played by Michael Pitt. Verger comes from the third book in the trilogy, Hannibal, as Lecter's lone surviving victim. Katherine Issabel will be playing Verger's twin sister, Margot. Also joining season two with be Cynthia Nixon as an officer of the Inspector General, investigating Jack Crawford; Amanda Plummer, Jeremy Davies, and Chris Diamantopoulos will each have appearances; as will returning guests Gillian Anderson as Dr. Du Maurier, and Eddie Izzard as Gideon. Back in the summer, Fuller had confirmed that they had asked David Bowie to play Lecter's uncle, but I haven't found any further confirmation of that.

What we can take away from this is that Fuller is fully engrossed in the mythology of Hannibal Lecter, and if this second trailer for season two, starting at the end of the month on NBC, is any indication, it'll be just as frankly terrifying as season one. Yay!

Via Den of Geek.
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