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

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?

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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.

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