NBC's "Hannibal" adaptation will occupy the Thursdays at 10 p.m. time slot, starting April 4.
The announcement was accompanied by a photo of actor Mads Mikkelsen, who'll be playing the titular doctor/cannibal, in character.
The time slot that "Hannibal" will assume was most recently occupied by the split-personality drama "Do No Harm," which lasted just two episodes.
The series, which has received a 13-episode order from the network, will feature Lecter and his protege, FBI agent Will Graham, in the beginning stages of their relationship.
Martha De Laurentiis -- who produced the Harris-based films "Red Dragon" (the 2002 version), "Hannibal" and "Hannibal Rising," will also executive-produce the series, which comes from Gaumont International Television.