Hannibal (2013–2015)
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Following his strange trip to Minnesota, Graham is taken into custody by Crawford for the probable murder of Abigail Hobbs. They find her severed ear in his kitchen sink and her blood under... See full summary »

Director:

David Slade

Writers:

Bryan Fuller (developed for television by), Thomas Harris (characters from the book "Red Dragon") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Hugh Dancy ... Will Graham
Mads Mikkelsen ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Caroline Dhavernas ... Dr. Alana Bloom
Hettienne Park ... Beverly Katz
Laurence Fishburne ... Jack Crawford
Gillian Anderson ... Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
Scott Thompson ... Jimmy Price
Aaron Abrams ... Brian Zeller
Kacey Rohl ... Abigail Hobbs
Vladimir Jon Cubrt ... Garret Jacob Hobbs (as Vladimir Cubrt)
Krista Patton Krista Patton ... Louise Hobbs
Marcel Lewis Marcel Lewis ... Cop #1
Wayne Hissong Wayne Hissong ... Cop #2
Omar Habib Omar Habib ... Guard
Kalen Davidson Kalen Davidson ... Stag Man
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Following his strange trip to Minnesota, Graham is taken into custody by Crawford for the probable murder of Abigail Hobbs. They find her severed ear in his kitchen sink and her blood under his fingernails. Alana is left devastated by the arrest and is determined to find the cause of Graham's dementia, despite Crawford's insistence that there is no underlying cause. She has him draw a clock when he tells her that Dr. Lecter had him perform a similar test, and the results solidify her belief that there is a physical explanation for Graham's instability. Written by wiki

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

At the ending of the scene, Will Graham rises from the cot and approaches the cell door. He greets Hannibal the same way that Anthony Hopkins' character (Dr. Hannibal Lecter) greets Angent Starling in the Silence of the Lambs (1991). Also, Will Graham is wearing the same type prison jump suit that Anthony Hopkins' character wore. See more »

Goofs

Although Will Graham shows symptoms of hemineglect (ignoring one side of space) when drawing a clock for Dr. Lecter and Alana Bloom, he shows no other symptoms. See more »

Quotes

Will Graham: Guess you dodged a bullet with me.
Dr. Alana Bloom: I don't feel like I dodged a bullet. I feel wounded.
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Hannibal Theme
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Written by Brian Reitzell
Performed by Brian Reitzell
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Season One
3 July 2019 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

Hannibal Lector is one of the most intriguing characters in the history of cinematic fiction. That being said, I was skeptical of this show (in fact, not watching it until a family member literally pleaded with me to do so) because I didn't know if anything could top Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of the character. What I found, however, is that this show (while bearing Dr. Lecter's name) is about so much more than the smooth, cultured (yet brilliantly unstable) "good doctor" himself.

For a basic plot summary (some spoilers), "Hannibal" (at least in this first season) centers on Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), an FBI investigator with a rather erratic talent: that of being able to re-create any crime scene in his mind, with himself walking through the role of the killer. Will is deployed to the stranger, more violent FBI cases by Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), a senior agent despite the persistent warnings of fellow agent Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas), who believe that Will might not be emotionally stable enough to continue diagnosing violent crimes. Early on in the season, Graham is forced to take the life of serial murderer Garret Jacob Hobbs (Vladimir Jon Cubrt) in order to save Hobbs' daughter Abigail (Kacey Rohl). This acts haunts Will to the point of him being referred to the best psychiatrist around...Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).

The show starts off a bit on the slow side. For the first 5-6 episodes, it seems like a similar pattern plays out in each one...Graham diagnoses, Jack/Alana worry, Hannibal plays the doctor role while harboring a dark secret that includes a penchant for serving some very "mystery meat" to dinner guests. Whether this slow pace was done to ground the shore or to rope in a "procedural audience" (it is a network show), the fact remains that halfway through the season the show is still just "intriguing"...nothing more...and in danger of becoming rote.

Luckily, the heat gets turned about around midseason and each episode gets better and better until the explosive finale that will be quite a twist for "Silence of the Lambs" fans. Each of these episodes brims with tension and are not as "procedural" as the early goings. Bryan Fuller (show creator) has a great sense of drama and knows exactly how to drive viewers crazy by giving us all the answers, yet not letting the characters on the show find them out as quickly.

"Hannibal" is also distinctive in how "artfully violent" it is. A strange description, but an apt one. There are large amounts of blood in each episode, and the killings are quite gruesome-looking (in an artistic sort of way). Not for the squeamish, that is for sure. I hate to call the show "violent", however, as it is no worse than, say, "Breaking Bad" in terms of dark themes. It's just that "Hannibal" revels in an almost opera-like sense of murder and disfiguration.

Overall, I enjoyed this initial campaign and am very excited to see what the next season has in store for me. Once I got past the early episodes (the only reason for a four-star rating instead of five), the show turned dynamic and really sank its grips into me. The character development is superb, the drama is palpable, and the acting is top-shelf. If you enjoyed "Silence of the Lambs" and/or "Red Dragon", you need to at least give this season (and the ENTIRE season, at that) a chance.


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