First “The Following” and now NBC’s “Hannibal”. Although the Hannibal Lecter centric show has the potential to be entertaining, it’s sort of weird to see this much gore in a network show. I’m not against it by any means – I just hope they know that there are several other qualities that set the AMC and HBO slate ahead of them creatively. Anyway, this still looks like it could be pretty good.
“The series focuses on the fledgling relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), his mentor.” Other key cast members include Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Lance Henriksen (Near Dark, everything else), Gillian Anderson (“X-Files”), Gina Torres (“Firefly”), “Wonderfalls”’ Caroline Dhavernas and Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me).
“Hannibal” is unter the tutelage of showrunner Bryan Fuller (“Mockingbird Lane,” “Pushing Daisies”) and premieres April 4th on NBC. Head inside for the trailer.