[Warning: SPOILERS for the first season of Hannibal follow]
It’s a wonder that Hannibal, one of NBC’s riskiest new ventures, turned out as well as it did. The beautifully shot, genuinely frightening series breathed new life into a previously moribund property. Even after many surreal twists and turns, many viewers still weren’t prepared when Hannibal ended its first season with protagonist Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) incarcerated for the crimes committed by Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).
With Hannibal‘s new season set to premiere in a month, NBC has begun the requisite trickle of promotional teasers and images. The newest trailer for the series evokes the series’ detailed depictions of Lecter’s cannibal cooking to remind viewers that the man is still free to pursue his gruesome appetites.
Along with this newest preview, NBC has released an image that serves as a neat shorthand for Hannibal‘s newest status quo:
The image jibes with new information about season 2 of Hannibal shared by EW. With Graham in prison, Lecter has apparently stepped in to help the FBI profile and track killers in his stead. However, Graham isn’t going to take Lecter’s manipulations lying down. Newly confident in his own health and sanity, Graham will do everything in his power to clear his name and prove that Lecter is the Chesapeake Ripper.
So far, the promotional campaign for season 2 of Hannibal has been heavy on thematic content and very light on any direct information about the upcoming season. This is perfectly in keeping with the show’s nightmarish aesthetic, but it could end up frustrating fans who want a clearer picture of what’s actually coming up for Graham, his colleagues, and the good Dr. Lecter himself.
What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Are these bite-sized bits of Hannibal atmosphere enough, or do you want a full trailer for season 2?
Hannibal will begin its second course on February 28th, 2014, on NBC.