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If you haven’t watch the best show on network television, NBC’s Hannibal, you should stop reading. Also, what the hell is wrong with you?
On Wednesday, creator Bryan Fuller revealed some shocking news on how the third season will unfold during a Comic Con panel. Where last we left the serial killer genre’s most notorious cannibal, he disappeared into the rain after leaving a bloodbath in his luscious house. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) was nearly gutted. Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishburne) was in a wine cellar with an ice pick in the jugular, and Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) was bleeding out after being thrown from a second-story window.
Here are some key points, as reported by The Av Club.
- The season will take place a year after the incidents of season two.
- Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl) will make another appearance, but that’s not to »
- Kenny Hedges
We provided the highlights from the Thursday, July 24th, "Hannibal" panel; but knowing how hungry fans of the show are for any little scrap of information about Season 3, when we saw NBC had put up a video of the whole thing, of course we had to share it!
Join series creator/executive producer Bryan Fuller; stars Caroline Dhavernas, Scott Thompson, and Aaron Abrams; director David Slade; executive producers Steven Lightfoot and Martha De Laurentiis - and surprise guest Raul Esparza as they embrace the madness that is "Hannibal."
"Hannibal's" Season 2 home video package will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on September 16th and will include audio commentary with cast and crew on select episodes, a feature-length documentary on the making of Episode 2.05 ("Mukozuke"), deleted scenes, and more.
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- Debi Moore
Fans of Hannibal cheered yesterday afternoon when they learned Raul Esparza was returning to the series in season 3. The actor, who plays Dr. Chilton, was... Spoiler Alert ...shot in the face in season two. Chilton - who was under suspicion for murder at the time he was shot - was never to be seen again on the show leading many fans to believe he was dead. But showrunner Bryan Fuller says that is not the case and that Chilton will, in fact, have a pretty significant part in season 3.
- Ryan Turek
Even a cannibalistic serial killer has to laugh sometime. Hannibal Season 2 is making its way to Blu-ray and DVD this fall, and one of the recently revealed special features is a blooper reel that shows the actors letting loose with some laughs amidst tense atmospheres at the dinner table, in a cell, at a crime scene, and more locations.
Entertainment Weekly recently revealed the gag reel, which will be included with the special features on the home media release of Hannibal Season 2, available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on September 16th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The home media release comes with the following special features (courtesy of Blu-ray.com!):
Audio Commentaries on Select Episodes with Cast and Crew This Is My Design Documentary “The Style of a Killer” featurette “Bodies of Lies” featurette Hannibal Season 2: Killer Intentions Post Mortem with Scott Thompson (Webisodes) Deleted Scenes Gag Reel »
- Derek Anderson
Fans of NBC’s Hannibal--or fannibals, as they call themselves--came out in force at Comic-Con to support the dark, artsy drama, wearing flower crowns, black stag costumes and masks of the characters’ faces. Creator Bryan Fuller rewarded them with some juicy morsels about what (or who) his team of writers are cooking up for Season 3, including some new characters directly from the Thomas Harris novels on which the series is based. Moderated by British TV host Jonathan Ross, the panel kicked off with a montage of footage from the past season, including scenes the gut-wrenching finale, which left the fates of many of the characters up in the air. Cast members Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price) and Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom) joined Fuller, director David Slade and executive producers Steven Lightfoot and Martha De Laurentiis on stage. We’ll serve up all the highlights from the panel after the jump. »
- Cindy White
Bryan Fuller and the gang from Hannibal entered Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con for a few reasons: To talk to fans, reveal that Hannibal season 2 will be available on September 16th, to inform everyone that a making-of book will be arriving sometime early next year and to talk...Hannibal season 3. What we know: It will pick up one year after season 2. Francis Dolarhyde and Rinaldo Pazzi from the books and films are going to make an appearance; the themed "cuisine" next season will be Italian; the first half of the season will focus on the manhunt for Hannibal; and, Dr. Chilton will be back! After the panel, I joined the press line to talk to Fuller. Here, we talk about eschewing the procedural aspect of the show to focus on the manhunt, the introduction of Francis Dolarhyde and more!
- Ryan Turek
While some filmmakers and show runners are all about insane levels of secrecy regarding their work, "Hannibal" producer Bryan Fuller has no such fears and is happy to talk openly about events in the upcoming third season of the acclaimed NBC series.
The show's panel yesterday at the San Diego Comic Con did just that with the presence of an actor who is returning that many thought was left for dead last season - Dr. Fredrick Chilton (played by Raul Esparza). Despite being shot in the face, it seems Chilton is still alive and will play a huge part of season three. Esparza says no matter what kind of awful mishaps happen to the twisted psychiatrist, Fuller always reassures him that he’ll survive.
Fuller confirms that the introduction of various characters from Harris’ books will come thick and fast next year. The second episode sees the introduction »
- Garth Franklin
Bryan Fuller may not be quite at George R.R. Martin‘s level when it comes to killing off beloved characters, but Hannibal is still a show about a serial killer. It should come as no surprise that from time to time, characters get shot in the face, chopped into pieces, or braised in a nice wine […]
The post ‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Returning Cast Members Might Surprise You [Comic-Con 2014] appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
As creator Bryan Fuller puts it, the last season of Hannibal “ended with everybody bleeding, and Hannibal dropping the mic and walking out,” but the next season is about to get even more intense. At EW’s Comic-Con hideout, Fuller offered some hints about the next season, including clues as to how the series will incorporate Hannibal and Dr. Du Maurier back to the rest of the characters, and talked about the various Alien collectibles he’d like to pick up in San Diego. The big prize? Sigourney Weaver, who Fuller admitted he’d love to sign for a spot on the show. »
- Jackson McHenry
The San Diego Comic-Con International is in full swing, and we’ve got a few of yesterday’s big panels for you to watch right here, starting with Benedict Cumberbatch talking about his upcoming role in Penguins of Madagascar (and Sherlock, of course):
Creator and showrunner John Logan is joined by spellbinding stars Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), and Harry Treadaway (Victor Frankenstein), as the monstrous new series possesses Ballroom 20. Enter the demimonde to find out what moments haunt the writer and cast from the first season and view a sneak peek to see what the cards reveal about the season ahead. The panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk), followed by a Q&A session with the “Dreadfuls.” Penny Dreadful returns to Showtime in 2015.
Join the creative minds behind the award-winning TV seriesHannibal. »
- Gary Collinson
New characters and a new direction are promised in San Diego but what we really want to see is showrunner Bryan Fuller's fantasy musical episode
Spoiler Alert: this contains discussion of Hannibal, season two. Do not read if you have not seen the entire season.
Following its renewal just prior to the epic finale of season two, the cast and crew of Hannibal held court at Comic-Con on Thursday. The panel, hosted by Jonathan Ross, was informal, and spilled a surprising amount of beans on season three. While Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne were not in attendance (Mikkelsen and Dancy sent video messages), showrunner Bryan Fuller was joined by a panel including Caroline Dhavernas, Scott Thompson, Aaron Abrams and Raúl Esparza, and wasn't coy in dropping some fairly major hints about where the show is going. Here's what he revealed.
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- Luke Holland
Which explains exactly why Hannibal ended its sophomore run in spectacularly bloody fashion.
Michael Ausiello sat down in TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con video suite with the executive producer, fellow Ep Martha De Laurentiis and cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson to dish some of Season 2′s most shocking moments: »
The contracts haven't yet been signed, but the plan is for Gillian Anderson's Dr Bedelia Du Maurier to move from recurring character to series regular in the third season of Hannibal, news that should be warmly welcomed by fans of the show.
Fuller went on to give some details about the season three premiere, describing it as "if it were a new pilot for a series starring Gillian Anderson and Mads Mikkelsen [...] These characters are out in the world, living under aliases," he explained. "It's The Talented Mr Lecter!".
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Here’s how we know NBC’s “Hannibal” is doing something right. During the most gruesome parts in the highlight reel shown in Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con, people emitted “oohs” and “aahs”. Some even whooped with delight. Psychopaths? Hardly. When the time came for people to ask questions of executive producer Bryan Fuller and members of cast, the tenor of the conversation was quite cerebral. If Dr. Lecter were on the hunt for rude people to eat on Thursday afternoon, he would not have found them in that room.
A huge part of Comic-Con’s thrill is to sit among scores of fans that think deeply about challenging shows like this and Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” which paneled directly after “Hannibal”. Both fit in the horror genre although surprisingly, the ballroom seemed a bit emptier during “Penny.” More’s the pity for those who missed that conversation. As »
- Melanie McFarland
NBC’s Hannibal panel at San Diego Comic-Con was a big hit, and provided fans with a lot of details about the upcoming third season. After last season’s finale, which left many of the show’s characters either dead or dying, fans have been chomping at the bit for details about where the show will go from here, who will return, and what showrunner Bryan Fuller will pull from the source material.
Thanks to the various live-bloggers and Twitter users present at the panel, we have a lot of new information to share with you:
First and foremost, the show will pick up a full year from where season 2 left off. Fuller wants to leave details about the finale aftermath ambiguous, meaning the premiere will focus solely on Madds Mikkelsen’s Hannibal and Gillian Anderson’s Dr. Du Maurier.
The fourth episode of the new season will focus on »
- James Garcia
This post contains spoilers for Hannibal season three. Don't read any further unless you're caught up.At tonight's Comic-Con panel, the Hannibal producers revealed a number of tasty tidbits about the upcoming third season, which they explained will pick up a year after the massacre that closed out season two. “We want to be very vague with who survived that bloody, bloody night, and because we wanted to land the characters in a place where they were active,” said executive producer Bryan Fuller, explaining that the fourth episode will fill in the gaps between the two seasons. “It was very intentional that we wanted to take a space, land Hannibal and Bedelia, because the first episode is very much a pilot for a new series starring Gillian Anderson and Mads Mikkelsen. It was important for us to have a passage of time so we could come into their story at »
- Anna Silman
So this was a pretty exciting, albeit spoiler-y, panel. If you're one to worry about that, here's your warning. Otherwise showrunner Bryan Fuller had much to tease with respect to "Hannibal" Season 3.
Thomas Harris purists such as myself were a little dismayed this past season when it looked like one of our favorite characters, Dr. Frederick Chilton (Raúl Esparza) had been prematurely snuffed out. Turns out that we needn't have worried, since Esparaza made a surprise appearance on this year's Sdcc "Hannibal" panel to confirm his return.
"By the end of next season, I expect to have an eyepatch, a hump, and a parrot," he said. “I can’t believe how much people fell in love with Chilton this season...I love playing the part because he’s a total douchebag.”
On the topic of other returning characters, Fuller confirmed that we'd see Eddie Izzard's Abel Gideon once more, »
- Matt Serafini
NBC’s “Hannibal” took over Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con Thursday, with creator Bryan Fuller, EPs Steven Lightfoot and Martha De Laurentiis, director David Slade and cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Scott Thompson and Aaron Abrams on hand to tease the sure-to-be delectable developments ahead in season three.
Stars Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy were absent from the panel due to work commitments, but Mikkelsen sent his apologies via video from Denmark, while Dancy recorded a message from Australia, both thanking all the “Fannibals” for their support of the critically-acclaimed drama.
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The biggest reveal from the panel? Raul Esparza will be “a huge part of season three” despite his character, Dr. Chilton, being shot in the face in season three. Esparza (who worked with Fuller on “Pushing Daisies”) said that he trusts the writer implicitly, because no matter what kind of awful mishaps befall the twisted psychiatrist, »
- Laura Prudom
Related NBC Execs Talk Hannibal Season 3
As an appetizer, the Ep unveiled a surprise guest who’ll be a “huge part of Season 3”: Raul Esparza, who played the presumed dead Dr. Frederick Chilton. (Eddie Izzard will also return in a flashback.)
“I can’t believe how much people fell in love with Chilton this season,” Esparza effused. “I love playing the part because he’s a total douchebag.”
For the main course, Fuller »
The most deadly serious drama on TV once again has a funny gag reel: Below, EW has the exclusive outtakes from season 2 of NBC’s acclaimed thriller, Plus details about the season 2 DVD release, Plus season 3 scoop from the show’s Comic-Con panel.
First, the gag reel: The scenes include dancing in the morgue, Mads Mikkelsen forgetting how to tie his tie, Gillian Anderson losing her microphone down her shirt, and plenty of crack-ups during the show’s signature terse dining scenes. The clip (which was briefly leaked online earlier this year) is part of Hannibal’s season 2 home video package, »
- James Hibberd
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