‘Hannibal’ Season 2 Poster and Premiere Date Revealed

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Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal Hannibal Season 2 Poster and Premiere Date Revealed

Warning: SPOILERS for Hannibal season one ahead

Hannibal Lecter is a cannibal. Unfortunately Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and the rest of the FBI did not get this particular memo during the first season of NBC’s Hannibal, which concluded with poor Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) being framed for murder by Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and locked up in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Let’s hope they at least let him wash the taste of regurgitated human ear out of his mouth first.

Since Hannibal‘s first season wrapped up this summer there’s been very little information to go on besides a very interesting poster of Hannibal exposed for the monster he is. Showrunner Bryan Fuller revealed at Comic Con this year that season two will begin with a two-parter that will serve as “a new pilot for what the new season can be,” and that the third episode will be about a trial. Almost certainly Will’s trial, but who knows where the first two episodes might take us.

Hannibal fans can now finally start counting down the days until season two begins, as NBC has unveiled a new poster for the series and a premiere date for the next season on the network’s official Twitter account. If injustice makes you squeamish then look away now.

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Despite being the good guy of the show, Will has suffered from his fair share of psychological upset, due in large part to his ability to empathize fully with serial killers and see inside the designs of their killing. The advanced encephalitis that Hannibal helped to cover up probably didn’t help either. After watching Will slowly unravel and suffer from blackouts and hallucinations as the first season progressed, perhaps it’s no surprise that his friends and colleagues were willing to accept the possibility that he could be the Chesapeake Ripper.

Based on this poster, it looks like Will might well respond to his new home by going legitimately insane, but he could just as easily be plotting Hannibal’s downfall from the confines of his prison. We will find out either way on Friday 28th February 2014, when Hannibal returns to NBC.

Hannibal was without a doubt one of the best new shows to debut this year, and for those who haven’t yet seen the first season there’s plenty of time for a binge watch between now and February. Bon appetit.


Hannibal season two will premiere on Friday 28th February, 2014.

Source: NBC

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  1. Saw this on Twitter about an hour ago and I am still (psychologically) running around in circles. For me, the top three shows of this year were:

    1. ‘Breaking Bad’
    2. ‘Hannibal’
    3. ‘Vikings’

    All visually unique. All streamlined, coherent and purposefully planned out in their narratives (‘Vikings’ rattled through plot points most shows would spend entire seasons on). ‘Hannibal’ though was very special to the extent I even pulled my finger out to write an article on it for another website.

    Just a fascinating intellectual, psychological exercise performed by two uniquely gifted actors on top of their games and brought together by a twisted creative genius long due for a long running TV series. I cannot wait for this to kick off again.

    ‘The Americans’. ‘Vikings’. ‘House of Cards’. ‘Hannibal’. February is going to be quite the month.

  2. Fantastic! I’m anxious to see how this season moves forward and hope that we’ll see some stability in Will’s life. The first season was fascinating but another season of Will’s descent might make the inevitable capture of Hannibal seem less about our hero’s brilliance and more about revenge.

    I also look forward to learning how the ear ended up in Will’s, uhm, sink. The undigested tablets on the ear made me wonder if it wasn’t a well-played plant.

  3. YES! I loved this show. The first season is fantastic, the portrayal/relationship of both Hannibal Lector and Will Graham are on the spot perfect. Mads Mikkelsen performance as Hannibal is done excellent, I like him much as Anthony Hopkins. I’m quite excited for the future seasons of Hannibal, season 4 is the Red Dragon storyline and season 5 is the Silence of the Lamb storyline. I do hope they get the rights of Clarice Starling for the show. As far now, I loved the poster and give us a teaser trailer for this season.

    • i honestly lurved hannibal to the max, it has every valueable daring emotion needed for this series to be ultimately successfully! i do hope we get haf more than 1 or 2 seasons of this horrible delight! :)

  4. Second to last paragraph says ABC instead of NBC.
    This a great show, and I hope the Friday night time slot won’t kill it!

  5. I really can’t wait for this show to return.

  6. finally!!!! one of the best show of last season is back!!

  7. Great show great writing and acting, a real pleasant surprise this last season!

  8. That. is. one. awesome. poster. Compared to the yellow face muzzle, the clear mask is totally awesome.

  9. Oh wow, I was not expecting a February return.
    I may be wrong but I thought this started in March or April last year. Hey, I’m not complaining though. Hannibal was without question my favorite new show last year. Orphan Black was #2.
    The Friday slot is a bit concerning. If NBC was really trying to champion the show it would not be airing on a night that is considered a dead zone.

    • Knowing my luck, Hannibal won’t return in the UK until April, which would be a damn shame. The wait’s killing me already.

  10. Hannibal was a big surprise for me the sig other this year. I honestly didn’t think it would have lasted beyond watching the first episode for me. I thought it had a little too much stacked against it: network TV show, a story that’s been done (very well already (except 2000’s Hannibal)), and shamefully/admittedly I didn’t think anyone could portray Lecter as well as Anthony Hopkins. It felt like a completely original take on the character by Mads Mikkelsen, while Hopkins’ take on the character remains unique and impressive. Felt very similar to how I felt about Ledger’s Joker, even though Nicholson’s Joker was phenomenal, Ledger’s was nonpareil.
    I stand completely corrected and eagerly anticipate the premiere of this enticing second season.

    • Well they have big plans for future seasons of Hannibal. If I remember it correctly, Bryan Fuller said that this season is about Will figuring out how to prove that Hannibal is a serial killer. Season 3 will be the man hunt for Hannibal, then season 4 is the Red Dragon storyline.

  11. I guess at some point during the manhunt for Hannibal they could could add in flas backs from the Hannibal Rising book to show the making of “Hannibal The Cannabal”. The author did a pretty good job showing how this once kind and caring genius became a hardened sociopath more out of circumstance and choice than some growing uncontrollable desire that seems to take over most serial killers.

    I don’t know of any story line like that about Will that explains how he became such an effective hunter and the toll it took, but I’m sure they could work something in. This would probably be the better season for that. They do a good job of these flash backs on Person Of Interest. They lace in a few short flash backs that really give depth to the current situation

  12. It’s coming in February… nice. I just REALLY hope the Friday 9:00PM timeslot doesn’t damage the ratings too much. Waiting patiently for the announcement of Barney Matthews’ casting; Fuller wanted Chi McBride, but he’s a regular on Hawaii Five-0 now.

  13. This is great! My journey into the universe of Hannibal Lecter began with this show, which later convinced me to read the books and watch the movies, which I loved. February seems so far off from now!

  14. Thanks so much for the update and commentary regarding this truly terrific series.

    It should be noted that Will was not accused of being the Chesapeake Ripper, as was implied above, but rather the Hobbs copycat killer. This is of course an understandable mix-up, as the actual identity of both is the same.

    Also: I’m not going to worry too much about the timeslot (though it is frustrating). If the series ultimately can’t survive network television, I (with Bryan Fuller) am very confident it will live on. …But in the meantime, let’s tweet up a storm and tell all our friends!

  15. I am so excited, this is by far my favorite show.

  16. Good show but I’d like to see two things. The first is not making the show into a csi type show where they take you on a new story line each week. The show is not 20 some episodes long so the writers should be able to keep the focus as one storyline if anyone gets what I’m saying. Also wills character is good but I could use less mental breakdowns.

  17. When will the DVD of Season Two be released?