Keeping with the thrillers currently dominating television (Bates Motel, American Horror Story) NBC offers up its own version in Hannibal, which kicks off this Thursday at 10pm.
Hugh Dancy plays Will Graham, a tormented profiler recruited by FBI boss Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) to help profile a gruesome murderer. Before ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ before ‘Red Dragon,’ Hannibal reminds us of the brilliant psychiatrist, Hannibal Lector (Mads Mikkelsen). Lector is enlisted by the FBI to help Graham, who is haunted by his ability to understand and see into the minds of serial killers.
Only the audience knows that Lecter is a killer himself that prefers his meat human. The shows dynamic of course being “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” since Lector finds himself sitting across from a hunter of serial killers every week, picking his brain (hopefully not literally), and listening to his weaknesses.
The trailer is below, do you plan to tune in?