NBC Sinks Teeth in Two Series Based on Hannibal Lecter, Munsters

by | November 7, 2011 at 11:52 PM | TV News

Photo by Phil Bray/MGM Pictures/Universal Pictures/Dino DeLaurentiis

Photo by Phil Bray/MGM Pictures/Universal Pictures/Dino DeLaurentiis

What “Dexter” did for Showtime, NBC is hoping Hannibal Lecter can do better.

NBC has made a deal with the creator of “Pushing Daisies” creator and “Heroes” writer Bryan Fuller to create a series based around Dr. Lecter, according to Entertainment Weekly. The series, inspired by the famed character from the Thomas Harris series of novels – which prompted multiple films – has yet to reveal details about the television adaptation, although the article speculates that it could be a police procedural drama about the hunt for Lecter.

If NBC likes the script the network will make a 13-episode commitment to the project.

Of course, the question remains…. Who gets the plum role of playing Lecter?

In addition, Deadline.com reports that Fuller has another deal with the network for a reboot of the 1960s comedy “The Munsters,” with network brass eyeballing the potential series as an event series for the summer of next fall.

The iconic series, of course, features a family made up of Grandpa Sam Dracula who assembles a Frankenstein-like Herman to marry his daughter Lily. The couple’s only child Eddie is a werewolf.