Hannibal, NBC’s new 13-episode drama series based on Thomas Harris’ classic novels, will feature award-winning actor Mads Mikkelsen playing the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer who was asked to form a partnership with gifted criminal profiler Will Graham to pursue a twisted killer.

The new series is produced by Gaumont International Television and executive produced by Bryan Fuller, who was also the co-executive-producer and writer for the first season of the NBC series Heroes as well as the creator of Pushing Daisies.