Sunday, February 17, 2013

First Trailer for NBC's HANNIBAL Debuts

It's almost dinner time for fans of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

NBC debuted the first 30-second trailer for Hannibal yesterday, which is based on the Dr. Lecter series of novels by writer Thomas Harris.  The 13-episode series was first announced in February of 2012 and makes its debut on Thursday, April 4th at 10 p.m..

Set during the first Dr. Lecter novel Red Dragon, Hannibal stars Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Hugh Dancy as FBI Special Agent Will Graham, Laurence Fishburne as Special Agent Jack Crawford, Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Alana Bloom, Kids in the Hall star Scott Thompson as Jimmy Price, and in a multi-episode arc, Gillian Anderson will appear as Lecter's own therapist, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier.  NBC's official description of the series follows:

One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies," "Heroes"), based on the characters from Thomas Harris' classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.

Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone - even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew...

Starring brilliant young actor Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, "Hannibal" will breathe new life into a deadly classic.

"I don't know this kind of psychopath," says Will Graham in the trailer, "He kills them quickly and with mercy."

Jack Crawford is shown asking Dr. Lecter, of all people, for assistance.  "Doctor, we need you to help us catch a psychopath."

This is followed with a brief shot of Graham and Lecter sharing a meal with coffee.  "I don't find you that interesting," says Graham.  "You will," replies Lecter ominously.

You can view the trailer below, thanks to YouTube user TVShowTrailerSpot...

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