Laurence Fishburne, Hugh Dancy
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Friday's episode of Hannibal. Read at your own risk.]
"I'd like to resume my therapy."
With those words, NBC's Hannibal reverted back to the familiar Season 1 dynamic between troubled FBI consultant Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and cannibalistic serial killer/psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). But nothing is the same as the last time these two men sat across from one another in Hannibal's well-appointed office.
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After Will was locked up for Hannibal's crimes in the Season 1 finale, he spent the first part of the season trying to prove his innocence from inside the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. When those efforts failed (and led to the death of former colleague Beverly Katz), Will took a new approach: He tried to have Hannibal killed.
On Friday's episode...
In what initially comes off as a Habitat for Inhumanity — fueled by reality-competition juices that upstage the do-gooder impulse of neighborhood home renovation — NBC's derivative American Dream Builders takes its visual cues from Extreme Makeover Home Edition (airing in that show's old time period, Sundays at 8/7c), complete with an elaborate weekly reveal, although the only bus here is the one the contestants repeatedly throw each other under. Dream Builders' emotional dynamic is more attuned to Celebrity Apprentice in its nightmare blueprint of clashing egos getting in the way of a job well done.
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...
Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen
"I never feel guilty eating anything," purrs Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) as he serves up another portion of some erotically charged exotic delicacy. NBC's Hannibal (Friday, 10/9c), in its second season, is a feast of macabre freakishness, going beyond the realm of guilty pleasure in a sustained nightmare of horrific yet elegantly hypnotic design.
Jeremy Davies, Chris Diamantopoulos
Hannibal is continuing to scare up great guest stars.
Lost's Jeremy Davies and The Three Stooges star Chris Diamantopoulos will both appear in the NBC drama's second season, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Davies, whose casting was mentioned recently during the Television Critics Association winter previews, will appear in two episodes as Peter Bernardone, an animal rescue worker who becomes a suspect when a bizarre murder is discovered at a stable where he once worked. Diamantopoulos will play Clark Ingram, Peter's longtime social worker who has perhaps been too influential in his client's life...
The macabre NBC drama returns in February and picks up right where we left off, with poor Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) behind bars, framed by the nefarious cannibal Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) for a series of murders.
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Hannibal is back for seconds this February!
The 13-episode second season of the thriller...
Cynthia Nixon is returning to television.
The Sex and the City alum has landed a recurring role on NBC's Hannibal, TVLine.com reports.
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Comic-Con is almost here! On Tuesday, NBC released its full 2013 lineup for the geektastic international convention held each summer in San Diego.
In addition to panels and screenings of fan favorites such as Community and Hannibal, NBC will also showcase some of its anticipated new series, including The Blacklist and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change, but check out the anticipated schedule below.
Emmy season is in full swing! Voters will be checking off names and shows this week they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 18. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series...