Today in perfect casting news: According to E! Online, Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller has said that not only would he love to have legendary star David Bowie join the cast of the NBC series, but that he's actually already reached out to Bowie and offered him the part of Hannibal Lecter's uncle.
"We have reached out to David Bowie to see if he's interested and available," Fuller exclusively told E! New. "We would love for him to play Hannibal's uncle, who is a character from the literature and in the books." Fuller explained that they don't yet have an answer, but he's "hopeful" Bowie can join the cast in August when they resume production for season two in Toronto.
For the record, Hannibal's uncle that Fuller refers to was Count Robert Lecter, who was killed by Nazis in the books. Fuller has a quick fix for this, though: "Since our timeline is a little more present, there's a little bit of J.J. Abrams-style alternate universe storytelling where he could still be alive."
Mads Mikkelsen stars as the titular forensic psychologist and cannibalistic serial killer. Hugh Dancy portrays Special Agent Will Graham, a criminal profiler who is close with Hannibal, having no clue of the fact that Hannibal is the very serial killer he's on the hunt for.
Gotta admit, this would be some epic casting. The resemblance, even, is definitely there:
Let's make this happen, David Bowie.