One of my favourite shows in recent years is the NBC production Hannibal, a reinvention of the original Thomas Harris story about a sociopath psychologist who likes human flesh just a little too much. Most people picture Anthony Hopkins as the titular anti-hero but in my mind Mads Mikkelsen has stepped into his shoes and upped the size to maximum madness. Although the Brain Fuller created show hasn’t received the same level of reception as other shows like The Flash it has a steadfast following that demand more blood, and by looking at this trailer for the upcoming third season, they are going to get it.
From what I’ve seen, it looks like the books of Harris – Hannibal, Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon (all of which have been made into movies with varying degrees of success) – are merged for season three, with some future elements being brought forward. I could comment on what happened at the end of season two and how that could change the whole show but that would be a spoiler move (and if you haven’t seen it: why not?!)
Season three also stars Hugh Dancy and Gillian Anderson and will air during America’s summer season, which means a few months of waiting, gah! Now, where did I put my fava beans and chianti…
Last Updated: January 23, 2015