Now this is very exciting! Hannibal TV series creator Bryan Fuller recently spoke with E!News about the upcoming second season of the chilling series, Hannibal, and revealed some rather tasty casting wishes.
Fuller told the site that “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.”
Oh hell yes, Bowie in the Hannibal series would be amazing. Fuller says that “we don’t have an answer yet” but he does go on to explain how Hannibal’s Uncle may appear in the series.
In Thomas Harris’ books Hannibal’s Uncle, Count Robert Lecter, was killed by Nazi’s, but Fuller explains “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”
While very little is known about Hannibal Season Two, Fuller did manage to explain a little bit:
“We’re going to see Will Graham [Dancy] institutionalized and what we know from “Red Dragon,” the backstory that is given, which is very, very thin, explains that Will Graham was so psychologically compromised from investigating the Minnesota case that he had to be institutionalized. And that’s sort of one sentence that we can do quite a bit with. As you can see from the first season, we held true to that backstory in a very faithful way, but obviously we took huge liberties in how we interpreted that one sentence. So right now, for season two, we are in fresh territory with a chapter that hasn’t even been written by Thomas Harris. It’s exciting.”