NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ Gets April Premiere Date

New spin on the Hannibal Lecter story will air Thursdays at 10 p.m.

NBC's "Hannibal" adaptation will occupy the Thursdays at 10 p.m. time slot, starting April 4.

Writer/executive producer Bryan Fuller made the announcement online, writing, "#Hannibal Requests the Honor of your Presence for Dinner Thursday April 4 10PM @NBC — Saving you a place at the table."

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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.