One of the big attractions, for me at least, of Hannibal is that David Slade (Awake, Breaking Bad, Hard Candy – and whom I Have forgiven for that detour into the world of sparkly vampires) is directing the pilot, remaining as an executive producer on the series – and may direct more episodes (schedules permitting).
At Comic-Con 2012, he did a surprisingly good interview with nbc.com. Talk about whetting one’s appetite! (Bad joke, I know. I’ll go quietly…)