It's time to start working up an appetite, because NBC's gripping serial killer drama Hannibal is returning this summer and bringing with it the ongoing enmity/love affair between Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and disturbed FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). Brace your antlers, everyone.
When season three of Hannibal begins, Dr. Lecter and his fellow psychiatrist Bedelia du Maurier ( Gillian Anderson) are on the run in Europe following the exposure of Hannibal's murderous history and unusual appetites. Hannibal also strays away from his usual uniform of well-tailored suits and experiments with motorcycle leathers, presumably as part of his bad boy phase.
Showrunner Bryan Fuller has now revealed a handful of new posters for Hannibal, which carry the logo for the series' overseas distributor AXN. There's something oddly seductive about the posters, not helped by the tagline "Come and Get It," but at least if Mads Mikkelsen ever decides to give up acting he could have a promising career advertising men's cologne.
The spectre of Will Graham reflected in Hannibal's motorcycle helmet and the cuts on Hannibal's face and knuckles indicate that the two will end up coming to blows again this season, but will Hannibal finally end up behind bars by the end of this season?
Hannibal season 3 will introduce a number of new faces, including Richard Armitage as serial killer Francis Dolarhyde (a.k.a. The Tooth Fairy) and Rutina Wesley as Reba McClane, a blind woman who attracts Francis' attention. Joe Anderson will take over the role of the deformed psychopath Mason Verger, Zachary Quinto will play a former patient of Dr. du Maurier, and Tao Okamoto will play a handmaid to Hannibal's Aunt, Lady Murasaki.
Those who have read Thomas Harris' novel series upon which the show is based might have an idea of what's coming next, but don't rule out the possibility of Fuller including a few more surprises this season. When Hannibal Lecter is involved, you can never be too prepared.
Hannibal returns to NBC on June 4th, 2015.
Source: Bryan Fuller
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