New photos have been released from NBC’s Hannibal series that we first got wind of last spring, when Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) discussed the upcoming show starring Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, and “the sexiest man in Denmark”) as a young Dr. Hannibal Lecter (or at least, pre-killer Lecter). Even more exciting is that the network isn’t making the series go for a typical 22 or 23-episode broadcast season, but a much tighter thirteen (mirroring cable dramas).
The series also stars Hugh Dancy (Martha Marcy May Marlene) as Lecter’s FBI partner, Lawrence Fishburne as their boss, and Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall) as part of their unit. The series was originally slated to potentially be part of NBC’s fall lineup, but now looks more like to appear in spring of 2013. Hit the jump for more on the series and the pics.
There was a sense in 2007 that we were never going to get The Larry Sanders Show in its entirety on DVD. Sony was struggling to get the music rights and so they put out the first season on DVD and then a “best of” that harvested 23 (out of 89) of the show’s greatest episodes, while also getting star Gary Shandling to host some of the most amazing Q&A’s ever produced for DVD. Leave it to The Shout Factory! – those artists of TV box sets – who cleared all the red tape so we can now have the complete six-season, eighty-nine episode run in a gorgeous box set that includes all previous supplements, and adds new content.
Gary Shandling stars as Larry Sanders, a talk show host dealing with the passive aggression of Hollywood, and his support staff – with producer Artie (Rip Torn) and sidekick Hank Kingsley (Jeffery Tambor) his main collaborators. The show follows the last six years of the show as it goes from being a reasonably successful late night talk show spot, to one where the network is looking for a younger voice, with that voice being Jon Stewart. That Stewart plays himself shows how much the show blended reality and comedy. My review of The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series on DVD after the jump.