Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller has teased the fresh blood arriving in Season 2 — as well as who might play them.
“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.”
In the books, Hannibal’s uncle, Count Robert Lecter, was killed by Nazis, but “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,” Fuller affirms.
While Bowie has yet to sign on the dotted line, Fuller is hopeful that he will join the serial killer drama which begins production on Season 2 in August in Toronto.
Also on the menu is the pivotal role of Barney, an orderly at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, where Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) will be incarcerated, and Fuller already has designs on who would fit the part:
“That will be some fun stunt casting. I would love to bring in Chi McBride, if he’s available. There are so many great actors I would love to work with.”
If you missed it, you can find out what else Fuller has planned for Season 2 here.
Hannibal returns for its second course in 2014.