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The Musical Episode will be Killer: Hannibal Lecter Television Series

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | September 13, 2011 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | September 13, 2011 |

Finally a television show with a serial killer as the protagonist, namely a protagonist who tends to kill people we don’t like so we don’t feel too badly about rooting for him the entire time. I wonder if Showtime will pick it up.

French film company Gaumont apparently owns only one thing worth putting on television since they’re launching a television company based in Los Angeles with two starter projects, one of which involves the world’s cuddliest cannibal, Hannibal. First up, they’ve slated a “six hour Madame Tussaud mini-series.” Yeah, I assumed that might be something interesting that sounded like the wax museum lady, but it turns out it’s actually the wax museum lady. The only way I’m watching that is if Hannibal guest stars and eats somebody.

The second project is the interesting one, described as centering “on Lecter’s early days, namely his time going head-to-head with FBI agent Will Graham,” which sounds basically like “Dexter” except with a competent investigator instead of the circus that Miami Metro calls a police department.

No word yet on casting, debut dates, etc. but Bryan Fuller is the one adapting it. He’s done a few good things like “Pushing Daisies,” the first season of “Heroes,” and writing a number of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” episodes.

(source: SlashFilm)

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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