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What we know about the Hannibal TV show

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Still failing to realise that too much of a good thing can actually be pretty bad, those greedy Hollywood types are transplanting one of the most iconic movie characters ever to the smaller screen.

After the huge success of The Silence Of The Lambs (still the only horror film to have won a best picture Oscar), Hannibal Lecter became a household name (sorry Manhunter). Then there was Ridley Scott's Hannibal which was undoubtedly weaker but still conjured up some fascinating moments. After that we saw Red Dragon, which was solid but a bit too Brett Ratner-y.

Finally, if anyone can even remember, there was a pointless prequel entitled Hannibal Rising which was instantly forgotten. In September, it was announced that we'd be getting a TV series based around the famous cannibal and now, we have some more information.

NBC have picked up the show, called Hannibal, in the US, and it will be written and exec-produced by Bryan Fuller, best known for working on Heroes and Pushing Daisies. Apparently he's a fan of Lecter's dark, sick side but how this will fly on network TV is a tough one.

Fuller will write a script and if NBC approve, the show will bypass the pilot stage and go straight into a 13-episode order.

Details on the plot are still sketchy but all that's been said is that the series would “centre on Lecter’s early days, namely his time going head-to-head with FBI agent Will Graham.”

It's not the only TV series based on a movie that we have to look forward to. The Tom Cruise/John Grisham thriller The Firm is also coming onto our screens next year.

Check out our list of lesser known examples of TV shows based on films

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