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In this new drama from Bryan Fuller, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) comes to life. The characters are based on those from Thomas Harris' novels. Gifted criminal profile Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) has a unique way of thinking and can empathize with anyone, making it easy for him to figure out how a killer thinks. Needing the help of an expert when a twisted killer becomes too complicated for Will, he joins up with Dr. Lecter, one of the top psychiatrists in the country. Will and Hannibal (only the audience knows he's a serial killer) develop a talented partnership and seem unstoppable when it comes to catching criminals.

Other characters include Dr. Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. His job is to catch the most heinous serial killers and Will is his most valuable tool. Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas), a former psychology professor, is an FBI consultant and Will's co-worker. Dr. Lecter was her mentor and she disagrees with him when it comes to his unconventional treatments. Members of the Behavioral Science Unit include Beverly Katz (Hettienne Park) who specializes in fibers. She always treats Will like everyone else and not someone special, something he appreciates. Jimmy Price (Scott Thompson) is a master of forensics and technology. Brian Zeller (Aaron Abrams) works with Katz and uses his medical degree to determine cause of death. He is arrogant and competitive which makes him at odd with Will. Outside the group is tabloid blogger Freddie Lounds (Lara Jean Chorostecki) who is out to use Will and the FBI for her next sensational expose.

Bryan Fuller is a writer and executive producer along with Martha De Laurentiis, Sara Colleton, Jesse Alexander and Katie O'Connell. David Slade is the director and executive producer for the series pilot.

For the first season of Hannibal , the episodes were titled after French meal courses. In season two, the episode titles refer to Japanese cuisine. According to Bryan Fuller, these have a particular significance to Hannibal's own history.

In season one, NBC pulled Oeuf (at the request of Bryan Fuller) and renumbered its episodes, airing only 12 of the 13 episodes produced. The episode became available for viewing on Amazon and iTunes.



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    Fan Reviews (130)

    • Great

      I just finished Season 3 tonight. I don't like to finish the show too fast when I knew they canceled the show. I like to stretch it out. Season 3 started I think a little slow but it picked up after 3 or 4 episodes and I still love the show and it is too bad it was a short run for such a unique show with it's beautiful ness and it's thought. When shows or movies make you think or get you worried like a show like this it is so great and not having mindless action all the time with what they think is good. Great visuals and great actors in this. This will be missed for sure.moreless
    • Made For 21 Year Old Women

      It tries to be clever or artistic, but just ends up feeling cheesy. Self-pitying nonsensical characters, purple prose, and a lack of logic, all disguised and excused by calling itself 'surreal', or 'otherwordly'.

      I like slow paced shows, I like dark shows, I like pretty cinematography, I like art, and I like poetic dialogue. But this often feels like an angsty goth's teenage poem.
    • Near to perfection

      This season is one of the better seasons of all time. The style, the thrill, the acting and the storyline... with a perfect ending!
    • Season 3, WOW!

      Season 3 was "next level"! The ending to the show S3E13 was the best work I've ever seen on tv. I'm not shocked that NBC couldn't handle a show like this but I am shocked that no other network has picked it up. Piggy backing the Red Dragon theme was a bit of a disappointment for me at first but the twists they put on it made it worth the watch. I guess we can chalk this up as another great show that couldn't be handled by the ding batted reality tv generation. Oh well, I suppose this is the world we live in now.moreless
    • Hannial, season 3

      I love this show, it s my favourite show on on tv! The mixture of amazing esthetic and really beautiful shots, the music and sound effects fit in perfect, the dialogues are so complex!

      In my opinion this is what this show is about!!

      The best way to tell the story.

      I will wait until season 3 is over to critizise.


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