One of cinema history’s most ruthless villains made his debut on NBC last fall and now he’s coming back for seconds. On Thursday May 31, NBC announced they have renewed “Hannibal” for a 13-episode second season.
The series, which has gained critical acclaim since its debut despite inconsistent ratings, stars Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, a criminal profiler, with the ability to see a crime through the eyes of the killer, is set to return around mid-season. “Hannibal” was developed for TV by Bryan Fuller (“Lost”), who serves as writer and executive producer.
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Mads Mikkelsen stars as the infamous Dr. Hannibal Lecter, aiding Graham on cases, while maintaining his own personal serial killing activities on the side. The show also stars Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park and Laurence Fishburne as FBI director Jack Crawford.
“We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “There are many great stories still to be told.”
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Based on the series of books by Thomas Harris, the series promises to merge into the story lines of the novel “Red Dragon”, which also features the character Will Graham. Eventually, producers plan to introduce Clarice Starling for plot lines focused on the “Silence of the Lambs” and “Hannibal” books.
Fall TV 2013:
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