Chew on the First Trailer for NBC's Hannibal (VIDEO)

By Tim Surette

Feb 19, 2013

NBC has been pretty low-key in its promotion for Hannibal, a midseason drama from Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller about the early days of Hannibal Lector and his consulting work with the FBI. But over the weekend the network launched a relative blitzkrieg of assets for the show, giving us our first look at the series.

That included the following trailer, a 30-second spot introducing us to our protagonist Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), Hannibal Lector (Mads Mikkelsen), and Ziploc bags full of brains. Yum.

Do all NBC trailers look the same, or what? Is this Grimm No Harm? Anyway, the would-be tone of Hannibal has long been a question mark, with its gruesome material and the prone-to-whimsy Fuller on board, but this trailer makes it seem as though Hannibal will be some serious business. What's your take?

Hannibal premieres Thursday, April 4 at 10pm.

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  • colorbok Apr 01, 2013

    im gonna watch the shit out of the premier episode...! u can count on it..

  • mortenhbay Mar 06, 2013

    Just so we are clear on this: The show has not been cancelled, but all the air times for the first season have been announced, which I think might have led to the confusion. Besides, personally I think the program is going to be of such high quality, that even if it's cancelled it could potentially find itself another distributor.

  • brazilian_girl Feb 21, 2013

    It's already been canceled (?)
    Damn! --'

  • Marburg66 Feb 21, 2013

    When I 1st heard about this puppy a while back, I had no interest. Some things are best left in movieland...but once I learned it was from Fuller, I can't help but wanna see it. I've always loved his brand of morbid

  • PedroCoelho1 Feb 20, 2013

    I hope this show hits big. Really looking forward to it.

  • MintberryCrunch Feb 20, 2013

    Tried posting this once before for my fellow non-USA people but gotta trick the filter

  • Tvking00 Feb 20, 2013

    Looks interesting but its already been canceled im not even going to try.

  • LarissaPeixot Feb 20, 2013

    if the words "hannibal" and "lecter" hadn't been used, i'd have no idea what this show is about.

  • 000- Feb 20, 2013

    why bother... nbc will cancel it before season 1 ends

  • Notusedname Feb 20, 2013

    I have been excited to see Mads Mikkelsen play Hannibal Lecter, i think he can bring so much to that role, in such a manner that it alone will be a reason to watch this series.

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