Hugh Dancy The Way

Hannibal's Hugh Dancy to Co-Star in Jason Katims Hulu Drama The Way

Hugh Dancy won’t be twiddling his thumbs after Hannibal comes to an end: The actor has found his next gig in the faith-based Hulu drama The Way.

Exec-produced in part by Parenthood boss Jason Katims, the 10-episode series examines a family — led by Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul and True Detective‘s Michelle Monaghan — at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power.

Dancy will play cult leader Cal Roberts, who is the charismatic face of the movement, which is known as The Way. As he battles personal demons and strives to take the organization into its next generation, Cal develops a complicated relationship with Monaghan’s Sarah and Paul’s Eddie.

The Way will debut on Hulu in early 2016. Hannibal, meanwhile, airs Saturdays at 10/9c on NBC.

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7 Comments
  1. MrScreenAddict says:

    Well, if that’s not the final nail in Hannibal’s coffin, I’m not sure what is. On the one hand, it’s too bad and I’ll really miss the show. On the other, we got three stellar seasons and the conclusion of the Red Dragon arc should be a fitting end to the series. And we’ve got four more episodes to enjoy!

    • alistaircrane says:

      He wasn’t going to remain the lead once Clarice came on anyway.

      • Cheeky says:

        Clarice wasn’t going to be in season four because MGM wouldn’t sell the rights to Silence of the Lambs anyway

        • Sara says:

          Yep, Cheeky has this one spot on. Also, Bryan Fuller seemed pretty adamant that Will would always be a part of the story, regardless of when Clarice Starling showed up. He really seems to believe this show is/was Will AND Hannibal’s story.

      • AM68 says:

        Yes he was. The rights to the Silence of the Lambs are still not up for sale so Bryan Fuller wasn’t writing Clarice in anytime soon to begin with. Also he has stated numerous times that Will and Hannibal are the stars of the show and that the show is about their relationship.

  2. Grant says:

    Aaron Paul and Hugh Dancy on the same show?? I can’t believe how excited I am to see this series. Yes, I will miss Hannibal almost as much as I miss Breaking Bad but to see these two actors onscreen together…with Jason Katims running the show? Wow, this could have Emmy written all over it.

  3. John Leasure says:

    Not sure a show about a cult leader can be called faith-based. Cuts generally have nothing to do about faith or religion, just the leader.