Hannibal (2013–2015)
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After the devastating bloodbath at Lecters home Hannibal establishes a new life for himself in Italy along with the company of his own psychiatrist Bedelia.


Vincenzo Natali


Bryan Fuller (developed for television by), Thomas Harris (characters from the book "Red Dragon") | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Hugh Dancy ... Will Graham (credit only)
Caroline Dhavernas ... Dr. Alana Bloom (credit only)
Gillian Anderson ... Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
Laurence Fishburne ... Jack Crawford (credit only)
Eddie Izzard ... Dr. Abel Gideon
Tom Wisdom ... Anthony Dimmond
Rinaldo Rocco ... Sogliato
Jeremy Crutchley ... Dr. Roman Fell
Zachary Quinto ... Neal Frank
Catherine Tait ... Mrs. Fell
Toni Ellwand Toni Ellwand ... Mrs. Albizzi
David Calderisi ... Mr. Albizzi


After the devastating bloodbath at Lecters home Hannibal establishes a new life for himself in Italy along with the company of his own psychiatrist Bedelia.

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English | Italian | French

Release Date:

4 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Meaning of episode's name: "Antipasto" is a first light dish that comes before the meal in a proper formal Italian meal. It fits the episode, since it's the first episode of the season, the opener. The literal meaning of the term is "before the meal". See more »


The Italian word 'polizia' is stressed, not on the 'o', but on the second 'i', which is also a long vowel. See more »


Dr. Hannibal Lecter: I've found a peace here that I would preserve. I've killed hardly anybody during our residence.
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Written by Alban Berg
Performed by Pappi Corsicato, Antonello Paliotti
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Horribly disappointing season opener
6 June 2015 | by randymcbeastSee all my reviews

I am a huge Hannibal fan. The first two seasons were magical and I could hardly wait for this third season opener.

It was a terribly disappointing episode one however, to the point that I was just angered by how pretentious and disturbingly bad it was. Just absolutely terrible.

Don't toy with your audience like this because you will lose them fast. I can't be alone in thinking that I wanted some continuation or closure from last season and not a bunch of flash back/sideways/up/over/who cares dog poop that just picks up nowhere and goes nowhere.

And please, less Gillian Anderson, way less. I don't care about her overacting, wardrobe and scenery. It's just so far from what made this series successful and I fear that I will have to endure her involvement for the rest of the season. Ugh!

There were a few bright spots, sure (Mads Mikkelsen can do no wrong in my book), but for the most part it felt like a real crappy student film. All style and no substance.

I can only hope that it gets back on track in a hurry. I want the previous season characters back. I want the suspense back. I want less Gillian and more Will. For now though, they should be ashamed of this first episode. Arghhh, why, why, why?

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