David Bowie Offered Major Role In Season Two Of "Hannibal"
David Bowie was offered a role in one of my favorite television programs of all time, Hannibal. This revolutionary series was given a second season, a massive accomplishment in itself, and the only thing that could make it more perfect would be, well, Bowie.
Bryan Fuller, the show’s executive producer, dream-cast David as Hannibal Lecter’s uncle. In the literature, the uncle was killed by Nazis. However, since the show has already strayed from the original text to modernize it, Lecter’s uncle could be alive and well, and also beautiful if Bowie takes the role.
The man is already a public fan of Lecter, having attended the film premier in ’01. Probably because of this, things are looking pretty good.
The plans for the show?
“In the first season we have this weird bromance between Will and Hannibal, season two is the nasty break up and the third season would have a fugitive angle to it, the fourth season would be Red Dragon, the fifth season would be in the realm of Silence of the Lambs the sixth season would be Hannibal‘” Fuller says. “In the seventh season it would be interesting to see Will Graham and a Clarice Starling type character come together for an adventure with their nemesis, Hannibal Lecter.”
All of this sounds so incredible, and very doable. Being a huge fan of the trilogy, Bowie is a perfect fit for Lecter’s uncle. The chemistry would be there, and it would flow really well. Mikkelsen, who plays Hannibal, could very much pass for Bowie’s nephew.
Let’s hope this all works out.