Now, before we jump into tonight’s repast – and it’s a rich one, indeed – I’ll just let you know that the “banned” Hannibal episode we’ve talked so much about: Episode 4–”Ceuf” is indeed now available online. Including via iTunes, who – from what I hear, have the clearest version. “Ceuf” WILL be reviewed on NerdBastards in due course.
“Miss Lounds, it’s not very smart to piss off a guy who thinks about killing people for a living.”
Welcome, fellow diners, to another scrumptious look at the continuing adventures of Hannibal ‘N Pals.
While the above quote may be from Special Investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) to the fabulous, yet amoral Freddie Lounds (Lara Jean Chorostecki – and yes, according to IMDB, I’ve been misspelling “Freddie” for the past two reviews), Episode Three of Hannibal is almost exclusively the story of Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl). Abigail is the now-orphaned daughter of the Minnesota Shrike: Garrett Jacob Hobbs – the serial killer Graham took down with the assistance of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).
“Killing must feel good to God, too…He does it all the time, and are we not created in His image?”
–Dr. Hannibal Lecter
If you’ll recall my review of Hannibal‘s pilot episode from last week, you’ll remember my overall positive impression of the show, and my less than glowing assessment of former Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen in the title role: What with his cold, overly creepy demeanor and unintelligible accent.
However, I was fair enough to allow for the possibility that Mikkelsen might grow into the role, and my reservations could be premature. They certainly were.
“Don’t psychoanalyze me….You wouldn’t like me when I’m psychoanalyzed”
The premiere episode of Hannibal–Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller’s interpretation of Thomas Harris’ sociopathic psychiatrist-cum-cannibal, and the characters that populate his insane world, starts the series off on a strong and incredibly stylish point.
Fans of Thomas Harris‘s suspense thrillers will not be disappointed with the latest incarnation of his most famous villain, Hannibal Lecter coming to NBC. This trailer gives us a great look at how the series creator Bryan Fuller (Heroes, Pushing Daisies) and director David Slade (30 Days of Night) are handling the relationship between Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and serial killer profile consultant Will Graham (Hugh Dancy).
Personally, I’ve always been more interested in Graham’s character and how he skirts the edge of madness when he tries to see the crime scenes through the eyes of the monstrous killers he hunts. The interplay between Graham and Lecter is going to be electric and from what I’ve seen so far, some damn fine television.
Fuller’s plan is for Hannibal to have a seven season run with thirteen episodes per season instead of the current standard of twenty-two. Hopefully the show can gain traction quickly, NBC does have a tendency to pull the plug on shows that don’t generate buzz and ratings in the first few episodes.
Will you be tuning in or DVR-ing the show?
Hannibal premieres on Thursday evening, April 4th, 2013 on NBC at 10/9c.
Finally! It only seems like we’ve been hearing about this FOR-EVER!
Set your DVRs (or VCRs if you’re, like, a dinosaur) for Thursday April 4th at 10 pm for the series premiere of Hannibal. The series from Bryan Fuller follows the fruitful collaboration between FBI Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and criminal psychologist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) before Graham realizes that his colleague is a cannibalistic serial killer. Laurence Fishburne co-stars as FBI boss Jack Crawford.
Hannibal will be inheriting the time slot of recently vacated by Do No Harm, the Jekyll & Hyde drama that lasted exactly two episodes being the least-watched show on network television.
What do you say Bastards, excited to finally see Hannibal?
Is this Hannibal’s Halloween party, or is he doing some interior re-decorating? Either way, Hannibal Lecter, and his portrayer Mads Mikkelsen, looks very pleased with himself.
This is the latest tidbit we’ve received from the upcoming NBC crime drama, Hannibal, which re-tells the initial meeting and collaboration between cannibalistic killer Lector, and FBI profiler Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy). The series was created by Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies).
There’s no release date for the series yet, but NBC has ordered 13 episodes, so hopefully we’ll see the series sooner rather than later.
Amongst an already big name, nerd-friendly cast, the gang at NBC’s upcoming midseason drama Hannibal have just secured one of the biggest names in nerd TV ever. Yessir, Gillian Anderson is rejoining the FBI! Well, kind of.
Entertainment Weekly broke the news yesterday that Anderson has been hired for three episodes of Hannibal, the series update of Thomas Harris‘ original Hannibal Lector novel Red Dragon, which follows the banner years of the partnership between serial killer Lector and FBI Agent Will Graham. Anderson, best known for her nine-years playing the skepticalSpecial Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files, will play Hannibal’s own therapist on the show.
“Every therapist needs their own head examined and we are ecstatic that Gillian Anderson has chosen Hannibal to mark her return to American television after 10 years to portray Dr. Lecter’s personal psychiatrist,” said Hannibal writer and showrunner Bryan Fuller in a statement about the casting coup. Anderson has spent much of the last 10 years since the end of The X-Files working on small films and British television.
“Her intelligence and sophistication, not to mention her pedigree of ground-breaking TV, make her the perfect actress to match wits and psychological manipulations with one of the greatest villains of pop culture,” added Fuller. “I couldn’t be more excited.”
Hannibal, starring Hugh Dancy as Graham, Mads Mikkelsen as Lector and Laurence Fishburne as FBI boss Jack Crawford will premiere sometime in 2013 on NBC.
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