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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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

4 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hanibal See more »

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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The colour Red is in almost, if not all, scenes of the show. Sometimes extremely obvious, other times subtle and may be either darker or lighter in tone. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, Will doesn't exhibit proper lab procedure. In an autopsy suite, if you're going to be near the bodies, gown, apron, gloves booties and goggles/face screen are required as personal protection. Will wears none of these. See more »

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Before we begin, I must warn you... nothing here is vegetarian.
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Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
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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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