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.
Michael Pitt has joined Hannibal as a new foe for Dr. Lecter, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Pitt will play Mason Verger, an unstable, wealthy patient of Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a role originated by Gary Oldman in the 2001 film Hannibal. When Verger is introduced late into the second season of the NBC show, he will develop a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the cannibal killer.
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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...
When it comes to the food used on NBC's Hannibal, executive producer Bryan Fuller puts as much thought into those gorgeous spreads as he does the characters who eat them.
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When he's not killing people, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is an excellent cook. (Though sometimes, his two hobbies overlap!) In order to make Hannibal's dinner party scenes come to life, Fuller teamed with chef Jose Andres....
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.