We’re living in an age where television has almost overtaken the movies in terms of artistic freedom, profitability and popularity. Therefore it is no surprise that so many film stars are transitioning onto the small screen. Television has become the cutting edge medium and to prove it, here are 15 movie stars that are segueing into a series in 2013.
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Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter is coming to the small screen in NBC’s Hannibal. The show will focus on the iconic character’s relationship with eventual rival, FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). Madds Mikkelsen will be taking over Lecter from star Anthony Hopkins, while Laurence Fishburne will be stepping out of the cinema spotlight to play Special Agent Jack Crawford. The character is critical to the Hannibal series and was played in previous films by Scott Glenn (Silence of the Lambs), Dennis Farina (Manhunter), and Harvey Keitel (Red Dragon).