A veteran actor is eyeing a role in Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’ on NBC. Looking to join Hugh Dancy as Detective Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, is none other than Laurence Fishburne.
The once-captain of the Nebuchadnezzar and voice of Galactus’ herald The Silver Surfer has recently finished up a run on ‘CSI’ and it appears that he wants to continue exploring the world of small screen crime. TV Line (via Collider) reports that the role he’s looking to fill is the pivotal Jack Crawford, the agent in charge at the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, which is attempting to bring everyone’s favorite cannibalistic serial killer into custody. Previously, Crawford was played by Dennis Farina in 1986’s ‘Manhunter’, Scott Glenn in 1991′s ‘Silence of the Lambs’, and Harvey Keitel in 2002′s ‘Red Dragon’.
From the creator of ‘Pushing Daisies’ and the upcoming ‘Munsters’ reboot ‘Mockingbird Lane’, ‘Hannibal’ follows the relationship between an FBI profiler and the renowned psychiatrist he enlists for assistance in solving a string of atrocious crimes that are actually committed by the good doctor himself. The show, with a pilot directed by David Slade, is scheduled to debut on NBC midseason.