March 22, 2012 4:18pm PT by Philiana Ng
Hugh Dancy to Star in NBC's 'Hannibal'
Hugh Dancy has been tapped to star in NBC series Hannibal.
The British actor, who most recently recurred on Showtime's The Big C, will play an FBI agent Will Graham on the 13-episode TV drama featuring the classic characters from Thomas Harris' Red Dragon novel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television, is described as an hourlong contemporary thriller and revolves around Agent Graham and his mentor, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who are reintroduced as the beginning of their budding relationship.
Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) will write and executive produce the series with Martha De Laurentiis also serving as executive producer.
NBC gave Hannibal a series order in mid-February after the network opted to push back Fuller's Munsters remake to the summer.
Dancy, repped by UTA, starred in Hysteria, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Our Idiot Brother.