*** Caution: Spoilers for the Finale of Hannibal Season Two Ahead… ***
For all those who tuned into the climax to Bryan Fuller’s homoerotic romance between Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Hannibal Lecter (a/k/a Mizumono, the Season Two finale) what was left in the final moments of the episode were merely broken, bloody bodies. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) was tossed out a window. Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) was stabbed in the neck and locked in Lecter’s stainless steel wine cellar. Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl) was revealed to be alive and presented as an offering to Will before Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) slit her throat. And finally, as he was in Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, Graham was gutted and left for dead as Hannibal exited in the rain and boarded a plane with his coy therapist, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson). It was an operatic set piece worthy of Brian De Palma (and certainly reminiscent of the finale of Raising Cain), delivering geysers of blood and numerous unanswered questions as the credits rolled.
Now, Bryan Fuller is weighing in on what fans should expect come the beginning of Season Three. But don’t expect him to tell you who lives and who dies…because that would just be rude. And we all know what Hannibal does to the rude. (more…)
Responsible for the capture of Hannibal Lecter, FBI profiler Will Graham has the mildly disturbing ability to empathize with the serial killers he pursues. It’s difficult to for anyone to pull off that kind of a character, but it looks like NBC trusts Hugh Dancy enough to give him the badge.
Landing one of two highly contested roles for Bryan Fuller‘s Hannibal television, Dancy will play the title character. Veteran fans of the film adaptations Red Dragon and Manhunter are paying attention, they already know how it all turns out, but this is more of a “prequel” series for an audience looking to fill the void between CSI and CSI: New York. Isn’t it grand?
Updated to be a more modern telling on the character created by author Thomas Harris. As part of the direct-to-series show- meaning it doesn’t even need a pilot for a season- the 13 episode long season will follow Graham and his mentor, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, at the beginning of their friendship.
–Spoiler Alert-: It’s weird.
Source: Coming Soon
Looks like there could be two serial killers on television very soon, but this one doesn’t make trophies…he makes his next meal.
Already in development is “Hannibal,” a one-hour drama written by Bryan Fuller centering on Lecter’s early days, namely his time going head-to-head with FBI agent Will Graham. Martha De Laurentiis (Hannibal Rising, Red Dragon) has signed on to produce the show. Given her previous experience with Hannibal, it will be like just riding a bike.. The series will be handled by newly created Gaumont International Television (GIT) based out of Los Angeles, GIT is led by Katie O’Connell as CEO and Richard Frankie as COO.
“As we looked to expand our global presence in television it became clear that the next logical step was to launch Gaumont International Television. As a leading independent studio we are looking to build a company that is nimble, global and creative in this ever changing television landscape,” commented French studio Gaumont’s CEO, Sidonie Dumas, and vice CEO, Christophe Riandee. “With Katie and Richard’s background in the US television market, both from a creative and business perspective, and with Erik in London overseeing our distribution and co-production, and our French team, we feel we are well positioned to produce and offer top-quality entertainment that will succeed globally.”
The back story between Hannibal and Agent Graham has been alluded to in Thomas Harris‘ novel Red Dragon and the films Manhunter and Red Dragon. Having another killer in a dramatic series will be different, for one Lecter isn’t killing in the name of justice. His character is that of of a maniacl killer with cunning and wit against his opponents. Wait a minute….this sounds like Dexter all over again.
Via: Coming Soon