Pilot Season: NBC Orders Hannibal Straight to Series; Also Picks Up Notorious
NBC has given a series order to Hannibal, an adaptation of Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon, from Pushing Daisies' Bryan Fuller.
The contemporary thriller will feature classic characters from the novel, including FBI Agent Will Grahagm and his mentor, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, both who are reintroduced at the beginning of their budding relationship. Fuller will write and executive-produce alongside Martha DeLaurentiis.
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In pilot news, NBC has also ordered Notorious, an opulent soap in which a female detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in — as the maid's daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. Mercy's Liz Heldens wrote the pilot and will executive-produce with Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein.