It all started with a regurgitated ear.
As Hannibal proved again and again in its first season, it's more capable than almost any other TV show of taking horrifying, gruesome images and turning them into something beautiful and interesting. In the case of the ear, that stomach-turning moment became much more powerful when Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) was revealed to be using it (and a serious case of encephalitis) to frame FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) for the series of murders Hannibal committed over the course of the first season.
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Unfortunately for Will, he put together the pieces too slowly and, in a great reversal from the Thomas Harris books and the films they inspired, took Hannibal's place on the other side of the prison bars at the Baltimore Hospital for the Criminally Insane. As Season 2 begins...
Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy, Hannibal
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the season finale of NBC's Hannibal. Read at your own risk.]
"Hello, Dr. Lecter."
Those words, so familiar to fans of Thomas Harris' novels and the films they've inspired, closed the first season of NBC's Hannibal, which ended with an inspired bit of role reversal...
Mads Mikkelson, Hugh Dancy
A chill wind blows onto your TV screen as summer beckons, with one last ghoulish chapter in the artful and macabre saga of NBC's Hannibal, Bryan Fuller's deliciously suspenseful and deeply unsettling twist on the Thomas Harris franchise. If we weren't in a boom time for quality drama featuring such an array of complex, morally ambiguous and compellingly portrayed male leads, the performances of Hugh Dancy as the psychologically broken profiler-for-the-FBI Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as his mentor/secret tormentor Hannibal Lecter would be slam-dunk Emmy bait.
The action is about to pick up on NBC's Hannibal.
On Thursday's Silence of the Lambs-esque episode, "Entrée," (10/9c), Eddie Izzard guest-stars as an imprisoned killer who, after murdering a nurse inside the asylum, now claims to be the Chesapeake Ripper. Refusing to believe that the big fish he's been chasing for years is already behind bars, Jack (Laurence Fishburne) sends Will (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) to question Izzard's character...
Hannibal Lecter is coming to NBC, and TVGuide.com has the exclusive first look.
Hannibal, a contemporary take on Thomas Harris' Red Dragon novel, stars Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as the cannibalistic yet refined Dr. Lecter. In the sneak peek below, the cast and executive producer Bryan Fuller dish on the new series, which will show the origins of the infamous killer and his relationship with...
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Hannibal, a contemporary take on Thomas Harris' Red Dragon novel, will take over Do No Harm's vacant slot beginning...
Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon has landed a guest-starring role on NBC's Hannibal, TVLine.com reports.
Details on her role...
Lara Jean Chorostecki
Another name has been added to the cast of NBC's upcoming Silence of the Lambs drama, Hannibal — but there's a twist.
The show has tapped Camelot actress Lara Jean Chorostecki to play tabloid reporter Freddie Lounds, a traditionally male role, played in previous film versions by Philip Seymour Hoffman (Red Dragon) and Stephen Lang (Manhunter) — as "Freddy Lounds," TVLine reports.
Hannibal has cast Wonderfalls' Caroline Dhavernas as its female lead, TVLine reports.
Showrunner Bryan Fuller, who created both shows, tweeted the news along with a picture of Dhavernas and her Wonderfalls lion figurine.
In the adaptation, Dhavernas will play Dr. Alana "Al" Bloom, a psychology professor and protégé of Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).
Ellen Pompeo, Kate Walsh and, for a short while, Caroline Dhavernas have all been leading ladies in shows from hitmaker Shonda Rhimes. Now, Kerry Washington steps up to the plate in Rhimes' new drama Scandal, which follows the exploits of professional fixer Olivia Pope, who manages the crises of the rich and famous on Capitol Hill. In the series premiere, Pope was tasked with cleaning up the potential controversy of a respected military man and murder suspect whose alibi turned out to be his boyfriend.
"I feel like the luckiest broad in show biz," Washington says of working with hit maker Rhimes. "I don't quite know how this happened, but I do feel like every time I read an episode it is Christmas morning."
TVGuide.com caught up with Washington to discuss being front and center in ABC's new drama, along with what's in store for Olivia Pope, the woman who's fixing everyone else's problems while toeing the ethical line: