NBC has given a 13-episode order to Hannibal, a drama from Gaumont International Television and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller featuring characters from Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel Red Dragon, Deadline reports.
Specifically, the series will flesh out the book’s backstory, with brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter facing off against FBI profiler Will Graham. Fuller (Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls) will executive produce with Martha De Laurentiis (Hannibal Rising, Red Dragon).
The network also gave a late pilot order to Notorious, a drama from Universal Television and BermanBraun about a detective who returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in, as the maid’s daughter, to solve the murder of the heiress who was once her best friend.
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