Mads Mikkelsen will play <i>Hannibal</i> Lecter in NBC's <i>Hannibal</i> Series creator Bryan Fuller has finally found Hannibal Lecter for his upcoming series Hannibal, with Mads Mikkelsen signing on to play the villainous cannibal.

Hugh Dancy has already signed on to play FBI agent Will Graham in the series, which will explore how Graham was mentored by Lecter, before he was locked away. Hannibal Lecter was considered one of the top psychologists in the country before his darker side was discovered, and the good doctor offers his assistance to the profiler as he tracks down a dangerous serial killer.

Bryan Fuller wrote the pilot script for this 13-episode series. We reported back in March that David Slade is directing the first episode. Bryan Fuller will executive produce alongside Martha De Laurentiis.

It isn't known when shooting will commence for the series, which NBC announced last month will debut in midseason.