Gina Torres on ‘Hannibal’ TV series: “It’s chilling”

Gina Torres on ‘Hannibal’ TV series: “It’s chilling”

Gina Torres talks solely to Digital Spy in regards to the new NBC thriller series.

Gina Torres has spoken to Digital Spy about her role in NBC’s new drama Hannibal.

The upcoming series – loosely based mostly on Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon – stars Mads Mikkelsen as cannibal killer Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy as his FBI nemesis Will Graham.

Left: Gina Torres in ‘Fits’, Right: Mads Mikkelsen in ‘Hannibal’

Torres joined the present in October because the spouse of Graham’s FBI colleague Jack Crawford, performed by her real-life husband Laurence Fishburne.

“I’ve learn the scripts, I’ve seen the first episode and… it’s chilling,” the actress instructed DS. “NBC is actually doing one thing lovely and sensible, they usually’re pushing these boundaries.

“It’s scary, it’s creepy, it’s heartening… and this cast that they’ve assembled – Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen – they’re actually quite a trio.”

Anthony Hopkins as Dr Hannibal Lecter within the 2001 film ‘Hannibal’

Torres additionally insisted that Hannibal will fulfill each fans of Harris’s novels and aficionados of the Hannibal Lecter movies – which starred Anthony Hopkins because the villain.

“The fanbase is two-tiered – there are the fans of the books, who’re rabid fans and their expectations of the way it may be realised on-screen are very excessive, after which you have got the die-hard fans of the flicks,” she acknowledged. “I do not imagine that both kind of fan will probably be disappointed.”

Hannibal – which additionally stars Eddie Izzard and Gillian Anderson – will air on NBC later in 2013.