added: Sun, Feb 17th '13
He's been scaring the pants off moviegoers for more than two decades. That's about to change, as TV viewers will be the ones getting a taste (sort of speak) of Dr. Hannibal Lecter and his brand of terror. Premiering on April 4th on NBC, "Hannibal," the Bryan Fuller-produced series, takes a spine-chilling look at the early days of the cannibalistic psychiatrist. Tackling the iconic role is Mads Mikkelsen (from "Casino Royale" fame), playing a younger version of Lecter, in a story about a determined FBI profiler (Hugh Dancy) who's hunting down a diabolical serial killer and gets paired up with the doctor (who at the time is only known as the country's leading serial killer expert).
The first 30-second trailer aired last night during Saturday Night Live. In case you missed it, the peacock network was kind enough to release it online, watch it above.
Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone -- even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew...
starring Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas
release date April 4, 2013 (NBC, TV premiere)