NBC Picks Up 'Hannibal' to Series

13 episodes of prequel ordered, along with pilot ‘Notorious'

NBC has picked up the drama Hannibal, ordering 13 episodes of the thriller straight to series without a pilot.

The series will feature classic characters FBI agent Will Graham and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter from Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon as they are re-introduced at the beginning of their relationship.

The network has also ordered a pilot for Notorious, a soap about a female detective  who returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in as a maid's daughter to solve the murder of her closest friend, a notorious heiress.

Notorious is from Universal Television with BermanBraun and Hannibal is from Gaumont International Television.