New ‘Hannibal’ Trailer and Images: Meet Dr. Lecter and His Associates

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Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal television series is a different, but equally disturbing, take on the tale of Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter. Hugh Dancy plays Special Agent William Graham (the protagonist of Red Dragon), who has retired from his position as a profiler with the FBI, tormented by his ability to somehow understand and, to a degree, empathize with the serial killers he pursues.

Mads Mikkelsen costars as Dr. Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist recruited by the FBI to assist Graham when he (reluctantly) returns to work. Laurence Fishburne (Man of Steel) and Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls) costar as Graham’s boss Agent Jack Crawford and Lecter’s protégé Dr. Alana “Al” Bloom. Meanwhile, the pilot episode script written by Fuller was brought to life under the direction of David Slade (Hard Candy, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse).

Watch the new 2-minute international trailer above, then check out new Hannibal cast images in the gallery below (via STYD):


NBC released a Hannibal teaser earlier this month, highlighting both the morbid atmosphere and sophisticated visual style of Slade’s pilot. By comparison, the new preview brings attention to the show’s different character interpretations and story conflict (departing from Thomas Harris’ source material), as well as dialogue crafted by Fuller – which seems effective, be it expository or foreboding in nature – and what should be solid performances all around, given the cast. Could this be the rare Fuller TV series that reaches a larger audience and sustains past two seasons (maybe even upwards of the seven planned)?

… Okay, that may be a near-impossible challenge to meet, given NBC’s habit of canceling quality television without giving it a proper chance to pull in a larger audience. Here’s hoping for the best, anyway.


Hannibal premieres on Thursday evening, April 4th, 2013 on NBC at 10/9c.

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  1. Looks Great so far,
    but same time..i really don’t think this will go far !
    If we are lucky it will get a complete first season !
    Shame once again !

    Anyways,I will watch and pray!

    • Hallalooyah!

    • Umm, I might b wrong, but they have most of Season One done already. WE WILL get a complete first season

  2. I think you mean sympathize, not empathize.
    All I know is I’m glad to finally be getting Hannibal Lecter as a villain again instead of the many, many villains who are only based on him (Bane, “John Harrison”) despite their numbers unrealistically reflecting the popularity of Lecter’s series, for some reason.
    I loved to hate the witches in that Hansel and Gretel movie but it cast such a “spell” on me that I hated the filmmakers, and now the movie leaves me somewhat indifferent, LOL!

    • Bane based upon Hannibal Lecter?

      Je ne comprendai pas

      I must confess I don’t see the connection

  3. This is pure failure. The hubris of Fuller is on full display. These characters do not need or require any interpretation or “retelling”. Harris’ novels are brilliant. ‘Hannibal’ is the only novel that needs to be retold, NOT RD, due to Hollywood attempting to “fix” the source material

  4. NBC hasn’t had a lasting Dramatic hit since West Wing (Heroes turned out to be a joke).

    This could be it!

    (I have a strange feeling they kill Will by the third season. And for the fourth?: Enter Clarice Starling.)

  5. I’m confused. Isn’t this already on television?

    Serial Killer assists law enforcement while hiding his own killings.

    Aint that Dexter???

    Okay that’s the dig out the way at the unoriginal plot device to give us Lecter on a weekly basis.

    I will leave the merits of turning Lecter from an almost primal (although very cultured and articulate) force of nature into Numbers/Mentalist clever person helping the coppers till I actually SEE the show.

    The casting of Mikkelsen is a good choice though, depends on how he plays it but I think he’ll be able to pull of the Hopkins-esq cutured, controlled power, deliberate nature that Tony brought to the role.

  6. I think this should have replaced Revolution during the hiatus.It would have been a great replacement