June 28, 2013 18:01

David Bowie offered role in US TV series 'Hannibal'

However, show runner Bryan Filler admits 'we don't have an answer yet'

David Bowie offered role in US TV series 'Hannibal'

Photo: Press

David Bowie has been offered a role on hit US TV series Hannibal.

Bowie took his last acting job four years ago, when he made a brief cameo as himself in teen comedy film Bandslam. However, this hasn't stopped Hannibal's showrunner Bryan Fuller from contacting the singer and sometime actor.

"We have reached out to David Bowie to see if he's interested and available," Fuller told E! News. "We would love for him to play Hannibal's uncle, who is a character from the literature and in the books."

Continuing, Fuller admitted that "we don't have an answer [from Bowie] yet". Hannibal, which premiered on US network last year, is a TV series based on Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon - whose sequel The Silence Of The Lambs was turned into an Oscar-winning 1991 film starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.

Hannibal follows the developing relationship between the famously hungry Dr Hannibal Lecter (played by Mads Mikkelsen) and FBI special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), who becomes his sworn enemy. In Harris's books, Hannibal's uncle Count Robert Lecter is murdered by Nazis, but Fuller said: "Since our timeline is a little more present, there's a little bit of JJ Abrams-style alternate universe storytelling where he could still be alive."

Bowie has appeared in all three videos from his comeback album 'The Next Day': 'Where Are We Now?', 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' and 'The Next Day'. However, he has given no interviews or live performances in support of the album, which debuted at Number One on the UK Albums Chart in March (2013).

Read More On This Artist

David Bowie Merchandise
More News
Jake Bugg not a fan of Libertines reunion: 'Are they running out of money?'
The Script cite 'Mrs Brown's Boys' as influence on new album
Campaign to get Ozzy Osbourne knighted receives over 20,000 signatures
The Raveonettes announce European tour dates
Owner of Oasis-inspired kennel responds to Anaïs Gallagher's request to stop breeding dogs
Burial and The Bug contribute tracks to 'Hyperdub 10.3'
Ice Cube hints at possible NWA reunion following 'Straight Outta Compton' biopic
Jonny Greenwood's collaboration with Australian Chamber Orchestra to be revealed on European...
Jack White plays three-hour, 38-song homecoming gig in Detroit
Adele and One Direction ensure one in eight albums sold in 2013 was made by a British artist
Kings Of Leon pay thanks for 'shit free show' at scene of 2010 pigeon poo concert
Foo Fighters' London Olympic Park gig sells out
34 dead after stampede at rap gig in Guinea
The Killers tops poll of weirdest lyrics with 'Are we human? Or are we dancer?'
Kendrick Lamar-inspired film 'm.A.A.d' to premiere at Sundance event
Jackson family 'disappointed and saddened' following reports Neverland Ranch is to be sold
Hop Farm organiser Vince Power banned from staging live music events
First Aid Kit compare Jack White to Willy Wonka as they cover his song – listen
Radiohead's Philip Selway unveils sci-fi video for first track from new solo album
Jenny Lewis launches her own wine
The Gaslight Anthem perform for gym team in 'Rollin' And Tumblin'' video - watch
Arcade Fire cover Creedence Clearwater Revival live - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today