Hannibal (2013–2015)
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The head of the FBI Behavioral Science unit, Jack Crawford, calls on profiler Will Graham to assist them catch a serial killer. The killer has now kidnapped eight women, all similar in ... See full summary »


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Bryan Fuller (developed for television by), Thomas Harris (based on characters from the book "Red Dragon" by) | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Dancy ... Will Graham
Mads Mikkelsen ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Caroline Dhavernas ... Dr. Alana Bloom
Hettienne Park ... Beverly Katz
Laurence Fishburne ... Jack Crawford
Scott Thompson ... Jimmy Price
Aaron Abrams ... Brian Zeller
Dan Fogler ... Franklin
Kacey Rohl ... Abigail Hobbs
Vladimir Jon Cubrt ... Garret Jacob Hobbs (as Vladimir Cubrt)
Sarah Evans Sarah Evans ... Mrs. Nichols
Wayne Ward Wayne Ward ... Mr. Nichols
Krista Patton Krista Patton ... Louise Hobbs
Bernadette Couture ... Theresa Marlow
Wayne Downer Wayne Downer ... Thomas Marlow


The head of the FBI Behavioral Science unit, Jack Crawford, calls on profiler Will Graham to assist them catch a serial killer. The killer has now kidnapped eight women, all similar in appearance and always on a Friday. His most recent victim is Elise Nichols. Graham has been teaching at the FBI academy and isn't too keen on going out into the field. He is particularly empathetic and has a tendency to get far too involved in these types of cases. Crawford arranges for a well-known psychiatrist, Hannibal Lecter, to work with him and ease the stress. It seems Lecter has his own plans for Will. Written by garykmcd

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Did You Know?


The lungs Dr. Lecter, played by Mads Mikkelsen, prepares for dinner and tastes from are actually Mortadella treated with food coloring. See more »


Hannibal uses a tissue to prevent leaving fingerprints or DNA on a phone receiver. He punches in the phone number with his bare hand. See more »


Special Agent Will Graham: You're calling them abductions because you don't have any bodies?
Jack Crawford: No bodies, no parts of bodies, nothing that comes out of bodies. Nothing.
Special Agent Will Graham: Then those girls weren't taken from where you think they were taken.
Jack Crawford: Then where were they taken from?
Special Agent Will Graham: I don't know. Someplace else.
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References The Incredible Hulk (1977) See more »


Goldberg Variations: Aria
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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4 May 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Set before The Red Dragon. This is a strong and dark show for US network television.

The focus is on FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). A nervy academic who has been picked by Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) the head of Behavioural Sciences at the FBI.

Graham can empathise with serial killers and recreate the crime scenes in his mind. Crawford wants Graham to help him with a case where 8 young women have been abducted in 8 months.

Crawford also gets forensic psychiatrist Dr Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) to take an interest in Graham and help out with these abductions.

The stories are original with characters created by Thomas Harris. Dancy's Graham is far away from the burnt out agent played by William Petersen in Manhunter who was badly injured when he captured Lecter.

The first episode sets up the meeting of minds between Graham and Lecter with Graham as the potential prey but he does not yet know it.

Of course Lecter gets all the delicious lines and the gourmet food. Mikkelsen laps it up.

A very good first episode, of course the source material is very strong. You can relish the games these two characters will play.

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Release Date:

4 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby | Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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