New ‘Hannibal’ Season 2 Trailer Teases the Next Course

Published 5 months ago by , Updated April 17th, 2014 at 11:11 pm,

Hannibal turned out to be something of a pleasant surprise in the 2013 lineup of shows, mixing Thomas Harris’s Red Dragon novel and characters with a dark surrealist procedural as envisioned by Bryan Fuller (HeroesPushing Daisies). The cast further propelled the show, with actors Hugh Dancy (Black Hawk Down) and Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) putting their own definitive stamps on Red Dragon characters Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

When season 1 concluded, Dr. Lecter had successfully framed Will for his string of crimes; however, Will (through the ironic clarity of mental illness) finally saw the Doctor for the monster he truly is. This sets up a new (and interesting) cat-and-mouse game for season 2, in which Will must overcome his own mind and public perception as a monster, in order to stop the real monster from continuing to devour his life – figuratively and literally.

Hannibal Season 2 Trailer 2 New Hannibal Season 2 Trailer Teases the Next Course

For those who still believe that this show is simply some bastardization of the Manhunter, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs or Hannibal movies, never fear: this is not another Hannibal Rising. What Fuller and Co. have done arguably transcends what Thomas Harris created in the first place, and is one of the only new series that NBC (or network TV, really) can hold up with pride. Check it out if you haven’t.

Joining the cast this season is Boardwalk Empire star Michael Pitt, playing the familiar character of Mason Verger, whose gruesome fate we already know from Gary Oldman’s portrayal in Hannibal. It’ll be interesting to see Verger in his early, pre-deformed days.

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The Hannibal season 2 premiere airs Friday, February 28th, 2014 @10pm on NBC.

Source: NBC

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  1. This… was… delicious.

    Can not wait.

    • I’ll have what he’s having. Looking forward to another season.

  2. Couldn’t agree more with this review. It looks like Gillian Anderson’s taken on a larger role this season but lovely Caroline Dhavernas was noticeably absent.

  3. I’ve been rewatching season 1 on Amazon and as much as I loved it the first time I’m enjoying it even more the second time around.
    It’s a shame that NBC has moved the show to Friday. IMO they should be promoting the heck out of the show and doing whatever is necessary to increase increase viewers because 9 times out of 10 Friday is usually where a network will put a show that it feels is on it’s last legs and if there’s a drop in ratings season 3 may be a long shot.

    • Agreed. We need viewers for this show so that the creators can fully realize their vision for the entire planned seven seasons and bring us the truly “delicious” ideas, such as Clarice and Will teaming up together to stop Hannibal after the events of Silence of the Lambs. I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing a proper ending to the Hannibal saga – unlike that crap sequel that Scott made – and I believe Fuller and his team can pull it off if given the chance.

      • Well even if NBC cancelled the show due to low ratings (luckily they didn’t in season 1), I can see other networks picking it up. FX seems to be the appropriate network for Hannibal and if it went on to FX, it’ll boast up the ratings. Fuller planed out a beginning and a end, 7 seasons. And I don’t think Clarice (if they get the rights to use her) and Will together facing Hannibal after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, we still have the “Hannibal” storyline and then we reach to season 7 where we see them together chasing Hannibal.

  4. This is the only network TV show I enjoy to the point that I push it on my friends as if our amicable association depends on it. I started watching the show based on this site’s reccommendation. On that note I (and my wife)must thank you Screen Rant.

    • recommendation*

  5. The worst part are the people I know who’d probably enjoy it but won’t watch it because “I don’t really like the movies” or, “I can’t really see Mads Mikkelson as Hannibal Lecter.”

    To those people I say: “AAAAAAARRRRRGGGGHH!!!”

  6. This show is brilliant man. I have watched loads of tv in my short time on Earth and I have never seen anything like it. I was a fan of the story beforehand and of Mads Mikkelson but this show brings out the best in him. He is truly a great actor, as well as Hugh. I cant wait for this to be back on. If NBC does cancel it then fine, we dont need them, a show of this quality can easily be picked up by FX etc. I was sucked in from the very first scene of the first episode.

  7. I haven’t seen “Freddie” Lounds on any of these trailers… hope she is still around. The character has an important role in the future of the franchise!

  8. Probably THE best show on TV at the moment…. could turn out to rise above breaking bad if they manage to keep up the quality of season 1 for 7 seasons!

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