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Hannibal TV series picked up by Sky Living


Story by Jack Foley

NBC drama Hannibal, starring former Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen as cannibal serial killer Hannibal Lecter, has been picked up by Sky Living in the UK.

Channel director Antonia Hurford-Jones said: “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.”

Hugh Dancy stars as Lecter’s nemesis Will Graham in the series, which has been written by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller.

The cast also includes Laurence Fishburne, Eddie Izzard and Gillian Anderson.

Sky Living is yet to announce a date for the show’s UK premiere but Hannibal begins airing on NBC in the US on Thursday, April 4.

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