'Hannibal' Season 3 Gets Official June Premiere Date & First Poster

Hannibal season 3 gets an official premiere date

There are certainly parts of Thomas Harris' books "Hannibal" (the basis for the Ridley Scott film) and "Hannibal Rising" (the basis for the movie prequel many would like to forget) that are popular among fans of the Dr. Lecter character. However, there are other elements in both novels that, frankly, fans wouldn't mind being erased from the canon.

Fortunately, Bryan Fuller's Hannibal TV show has already shown a willingness to pick and choose what it likes - and change what it doesn't - from Harris' source material thus far. That should continue with the show's upcoming third season, which shall draw heavily from both of the aforementioned novels for its over-arching narrative: a story that has Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) chasing Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and his partner Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) around Europe, a year after the violent events that ensured during the season two finale.

NBC has now officially scheduled Hannibal season three to begin in a few months starting Thursday, June 4th. Fuller went ahead and posted the first poster for the new season to his Twitter account, showing Dr. Maurier taking in the sights during her European "vacation" with Dr. Lecter.

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