Is David Bowie Joining the Cast of HANNIBAL?


Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal wasn’t just the best new TV series of last season. It was the best show on television. So after last week’s series finale, I’m excited to see what’s next in the Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter saga.

Showrunner Fuller has been dropping hints about the direction he wants to take the show next season, and adding a Lecter family member to the series is in the cards. Fuller even said that the role, that of Lecter’s uncle Count Robert Lecter, was offered to the legendary David Bowie.

Here’s what he told E! News: ‘

We have reached out to David Bowie to see if he’s interested and available. We would love for him to play Hannibal’s uncle, who is a character from the literature and in the books…. since our timeline is a little more present, there’s a little bit of J.J. Abrams-style alternate universe storytelling where he could still be alive.

Unfortunately, Bowie hasn’t agreed to join the show yet.

I’d like to take a moment right now then to make a open plea to Bowie: Please, please, please, in the name of all that is Hannibal, take this role.

Hannibal returns to NBC for season 2 next spring.

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