See the new Hannibal Lecter in 9 disturbing (and bloody) pics

Bryan Fuller's Mockingbird Lane may have been written off, but his Hannibal adaptation is still going strong. The series is based on the popular novels Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, written by Thomas Harris. NBC's released eight photos featuring its familiar cast of characters.

Hannibal stars former Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. He's joined by Hugh Dancy as Special Agent Will Graham and Laurence Fishburne as Agent Jack Crawford. As we all know, Anthony Hopkins became an icon after playing Hannibal in The Silence of the Lambs. But the role was also tackled by Brian Cox in Manhunter and Gaspard Ulliel in Hannibal Rising.

Dancy's Agent Graham was previously played by Edward Norton (Red Dragon) and William Petersen (Manhunter), while Fishburne's Agent Crawford was portrayed by Harvey Keitel (Red Dragon), Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs) and Dennis Farina (Manhunter).

The new series follows Agent Graham, who enlists the help of genius (and sadistic) psychiatrist Dr. Lecter to find serial killers. They prove to be a winning team, but one of them is hiding a deadly secret. Lecter's also a murderer, but Graham's none the wiser.

What do you think of the Hannibal cast?

(via EW)

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