While Bryan Fuller’s Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane will be waiting in the wings until summer, the creator/writer won’t be gone for too long from television. Fuller has other projects in development, and one of the high-profile ones happens to beHannibal, which takes the Silence of the Lambs villain to television. Now, NBC has made a big move, as they’ve decided to pick up Hannibal, while trying to find the same success that ABC has with Revenge with an all-new pilot.
THR reports that NBC has picked up the Bryan Fuller scripted series Hannibal for a 13 episode order, despite the fact the series has not filmed a pilot. The series is descibed as an hourlong contemporary thriller…[that] revolves around FBI agent Will Graham and his mentor, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who are reintroduced as the beginning of their budding relationship.” Fuller will writer and serve as an EP on the series.
Notorious, meanwhile, is a new series that has been picked up for a pilot by the network. It’s described as “an opulent soap in which a female detective returns to undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heress who was once her closest friend.” How far along it will be in contention has yet to be seen, as it’s the tenth drama pilot NBC has picked up so far.