The creator of the NBC drama ‘Hannibal,’ Bryan Fuller, tells E! News that the show “has reached out to David Bowie to see if he’s interested and available” to play the character of Hannibal Lector’s uncle. Bowie has yet to respond to the offer, according to Fuller.
In the Hannibal Lecter mythology, the uncle, Count Robert Lecter, helped raise the killer as a teen before his sudden death. Fuller says that the uncle can be resurrected through “alternate universe storytelling.”
The most recent acting roles for Bowie date back to 2007, when he voiced a character on ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ and a 2006 episode of the Ricky Gervais comedy ‘Extras.’ He also played "The Elephant Man," in one of the stage versions of the story.
Bowie also has had roles in many films, including ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth,’ ‘The Hunger,’ ‘Labyrinth,’ ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ and ‘The Prestige.’ where he played Nikola Tesla.