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Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen talk about creating Hannibal

Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen talk about creating Hannibal

Behind the scenes of the new series Hannibal, on NBC.

Bryan Fuller: I think our goal for this series is really to make the definitive Hannibal Lecter story.

Laurence Fishburne: It's a dark little puppy, let me tell you.

David Slade: In the films he is just this astonishing enigma. We get to dissect Hannibal.

Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen): I'm beginning to suspect you're investigating me Agent Crawford.

Bryan Fuller: There's so much material in the Thomas Harris books on this character and the other characters in the world, like Will Graham and Jack Crawford.

Will Graham (Hugh Dancy): Every girl he takes is a candy bar.

Bryan Fuller: ... in a way that you haven't seen in any of the movies.

Will Graham (Hugh Dancy): He's eating them.

Laurence Fishburne: This show presents them as allies, which is an interesting idea based on what we know of these characters and where they eventually wind up.

Bryan Fuller: What we get in Hannibal is a much more visual opportunity to tell the story in a way that you actually feel what it's like for these people to put themselves in the shoes of a killer every week.

Will Graham is a teacher at the FBI academy.

Will Graham: Everyone has thought about killing someone, one way or another.

Hugh Dancy: Will has the capacity to really place himself into the mind of the kind of person that might commit these crimes. Almost subconsciously.

Will Graham: This is by design.

Hugh Dancy: And it makes him very powerful. And it makes him kind of vulnerable as well.

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