Danish star Mads Mikkelsen’s (‘Casino Royale’) portrayal of a younger Hannibal Lecter is creeping ever so nearer, especially with this newly unleashed teaser pic. He stars alongside Hugh Dancy (Will Graham) and Laurence Fishburne (Jack Crawford) in the upcoming TV prequel series ‘Hannibal’ where we follow Hannibal and Will teaming up to find a serial killer all whilst Hannibal himself of course is carrying out his own murderous tendencies. Think of it as a cannibalistic version of Showtime’s ‘Dexter’. Anna Chlumsky (‘Veep’), Caroline Dhavernas, Molly Shannon, Chelan Simons, Ellen Greene, Gina Torres and Raul Esparza all co-star but alas an actual release is still yet to be confirmed. Check out the new teaser image below.
“One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller (“Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.
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…”
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