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Hannibal 

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Explores the early relationship between renowned psychiatrist, Hannibal Lecter, and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

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Bryan Fuller
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3   2   1  
2015   2014   2013  
Top Rated TV #216 | Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 23 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Hugh Dancy ...  Will Graham 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Mads Mikkelsen ...  Dr. Hannibal Lecter 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Caroline Dhavernas ...  Dr. Alana Bloom 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Laurence Fishburne ...  Jack Crawford 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Scott Thompson ...  Jimmy Price 27 episodes, 2013-2015
Aaron Abrams ...  Brian Zeller 27 episodes, 2013-2015
Gillian Anderson ...  Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier 22 episodes, 2013-2015
Hettienne Park ...  Beverly Katz 18 episodes, 2013-2014
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Will Graham is a special consultant with the FBI. He has a special gift whereby he can empathize with any individual and put himself in their shoes. This means he gets to help solve vicious murders, especially those involving serial killers, as he can profile the murderer - their method, motives and personality profile. For a particular case, the FBI also seek the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a highly-respected psychiatrist. Will and Hannibal hit it off, and Will becomes a patient of Hannibal. Little does he know or suspect that Hannibal might be the most wanted serial killer in the US. Written by grantss

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Trivia

There is a common misperception that every episode in the series is the name of a different meal course. In actuality, the names are merely related to the culinary arts, with each season having an ethnic association. Season 01 uses French names. Episode 01, Hannibal: Apéritif (2013), is the name of a special cocktail to be consumed prior to a meal, whereas other episodes like 04 is Hannibal: Oeuf (2013), which translates to "egg." Season 02 starts with episode 01, Hannibal: Kaiseki (2014). This is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Each episode name from 02-13 are named after different courses of a Kaiseki meal. Season 03 uses Italian words, such as Episode 01 which is Hannibal: Antipasto (2015), the name of the first course in a formal Italian meal, whereas Episode 02 is labeled Hannibal: Primavera (2015). Primavera is not a meal, it is in fact a cooking style that translates to "spring." See more »

Goofs

Will Graham is put in mental prison in because of accusations of him murdering various girls. But he says that he is autistic which first of all doesn't make sense since his gift is to be able to replace in other peoples minds and think the way they do since autists generally have huge trouble with that. But a psychopath is able to act charming and social while Will has trouble looking into people's eyes and is far from social. But a psychopath did the murders which does not fit him. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Before we begin, I must warn you... nothing here is vegetarian.
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Alternate Versions

US TV network versions aired censored versions of some episodes (removing, for example, rear nudity, paintings showing nude figures and some scenes of violence) with a TV-14 rating. These cut versions were released on Blu-ray in the UK, many of which received the more appropriate 18 rating from the BBFC. However, the American Blu-ray editions of the affected episodes are unrated and billed as Producer's Cuts, which restore the previously censored footage. See more »


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Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
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Written by Frédéric Chopin
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User Reviews

 
Dark and better than I expected!
5 April 2013 | by msalmankSee all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect of this, and the preview/promo that I had seen didn't make me much excited about it. But honestly, I kinda loved the pilot and see a lot of potential here. Hugh Dancy is superb as Special Agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen does justice to the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Exceptional acting all around...

I've read a few people complaining of the series moving a bit too fast, but I found that not to be the case. The pace so far has been perfect and I certainly hope that it doesn't slow it down much.

For a moment, the first dream/killing sequence reminded me of another series (unforgettable) but Hannibal does these scenes in an extremely vivid and artistic manner that you just can't not love. The score is well selected and goes well with all the scenes.

Looking forward to seeing how the story pans out with time. And judging by the preview that they gave at the end of the first episode, I'm expecting I'll love it a lot more!

A must-watch for anyone who likes psychological thrillers.


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Release Date:

4 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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