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

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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The tables have twisted. (season 2) See more »


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

4 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Mads Mikkelsen has actually portrayed a character with the exact same tendencies as Hannibal Lector before - in the movie De grønne slagtere (2003). See more »

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The extensive, severe winter settings reveal the Toronto filming sites, rather than represent the Baltimore dramatic setting. Baltimore winters are mild, and snow rarely accumulates on the ground for more than a few days at a time. Yet snow covered landscapes and large accumulations of snow on the streets are common in the series, and there is snowfall to be seen through the window of Hannibal's dining room during nearly every meal. See more »

Quotes

Will Graham: [Repeated line] This is my design.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.129 (2013) See more »

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Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
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Creepy, unsettling and beautiful
7 August 2013 | by lornloxorSee all my reviews

Boy am I glad that I stumbled onto this series. I was pretty bored with all of the current TV shows which I've been watching (well, that's really only Dexter and True Blood at the moment) or they've been on break. Hannibal hooked me right from the first episode and after seeing the whole season I'd say it's right up there among my favorite TV shows.

Mads Mikkelsen is a fantastic and charismatic screen presence and his portrayal of the understated and calm Hannibal is very unsettling and mesmerizing. I've loved his diverse roles in Casino Royale, After the Wedding, The Hunt and The Royal Affair and he doesn't disappoint in this show either. Hugh Dancy is also great as the tormented FBI profiler Will who can get inside the mind of a psychopath and imagine the crime occurring again. As time goes on this weighs on his psyche more and more. I loved his portrayal of a man with Asperger's Syndrome in Adam, he really seems to have a knack for portraying these kind of roles. The relationship between Will and Hannibal in the show is very interesting and filled with suspense as Hannibal subtly manipulates Will. The supporting cast is extremely solid as well.

The visuals of the show are very arresting, some of the murder scenes are especially striking. I also really liked the scenes where Hannibal is preparing food and presenting it to his guests. Those scenes are really beautiful in a twisted way.

One of the most critical parts about the show however is the sound design. The sound effects are tremendously creepy as is the music. They're used very effectively to create a creepy and disturbing atmosphere. There's an almost hypnotic feeling to the show's mood and tone.

The killers Will faces in the show are very interesting and imaginative. I also liked that they weren't just "killer of the week" variety but that the killers are actually tied into the story in meaningful ways.

Season 1 of Hannibal was really gripping and it's definitely my favorite of the newer TV shows. After such an intense season I'm really eager and excited to find out how they continue the story in season 2. However, I'm kind of hoping that the show won't go on for too many seasons because I have a feeling that it would get way too implausible. But so far so good.


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