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Hannibal to air on Sky Living from May

Hannibal

Story by Jack Foley

NBC drama Hannibal, starring former Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen as cannibal serial killer Hannibal Lecter, will start airing in the UK from May 7, it has been confirmed.

Sky Living has the UK rights to the show, which is based on the series of books by Thomas Harris about Lecter.

Hannibal takes place before the events of Silence of the Lambs, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning movie in 1991, and also stars Hugh Dancy as Lecter’s nemesis Will Graham.

Laurence Fishburne, Eddie Izzard, Gillian Anderson and Gina Torres are also among the cast.

Sky Living director Antonia Hurford-Jones commented: “We are delighted to be adding Hannibal to our line-up of quality US drama on Sky Living.

“This series is perfect for Sky Living because it will appeal not only to our core female audience, but to a shared one too. Plus, it will complement our new original commissions which are starting to come through.”

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