We finally have the first full trailer for NBC’s upcoming Hannibal
which stars great Mads Mikkelsen
as Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
You already saw all those great images and posters for the show, and this short video is here to remind you that Mikkelsen was definitely a perfect man for the role of famed forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. Head inside to find the trailer and enjoy!
First of all, let us remind you that Hannibal is developed by Bryan Fuller
and based on the series of novels written by Thomas Harris.
It will center on the budding relationship between FBI criminal profiler Will Graham played by Hugh Dancy
and Mikkelsen’s Dr. Hannibal Lecter. And yes, there actually WAS a budding relationship before Graham realized Lecter was a cannibal!
Or, if you prefer Fuller’s description of the whole thing:
“There is a cheery disposition to our Hannibal. He’s not being telegraphed as a villain. If the audience didn’t know who he was, they wouldn’t see him coming. What we have is Alfred Hitchcock’s principle of suspense – show the audience the bomb under the table and let them sweat when it’s going to go boom!”
Anyway, beside Dancy and Mikkelsen, NBC’s Hannibal also stars Caroline Dhavernas
as Dr. Alana Bloom, Lara Jean Chorostecki
as Freddie Lounds, Laurence Fishburne
as Special Agent Jack Crawford (Dancy’s boss) and Gillian Anderson
as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier aka Lecter’s psychotherapist.
Hannibal will premiere on NBC on Thursday April 4th, 2013.