Mads Mikkelson

Hannibal Lecter is coming to NBC, and TVGuide.com has the exclusive first look.

Hannibal, a contemporary take on Thomas Harris' Red Dragon novel, stars Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as the cannibalistic yet refined Dr. Lecter. In the sneak peek below, the cast and executive producer Bryan Fuller dish on the new series, which will show the origins of the infamous killer and his relationship with Will.

NBC sets premiere date for Bryan Fuller's Hannibal

The series also stars Laurence Fishburne, Eddie Izzard, Gillian Anderson, Caroline Dhavernas, and Gina Torres, among others.

Check out the sneak peek of Hannibal, which premieres Thursday, April 4 at 10/9c.