An extended trailer for NBC’s upcoming Hannibal series has been released online. The show explores the relationship between Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and his patient: young, talented FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). The idea for the show is Graham is haunted by his ability to take his mind to the dark places required to catch serial killers; psychologist Dr. Lecter is brought in to help him.
It’s been reported that the show was pitched for a seven-season arc, based on the Thomas Harris series of novels. It’s a great trailer and I would give it the benefit of the doubt if it wasn’t an network show. I like everyone involved and hope it works out, but I can’t remember the last great NBC drama. West Wing? ER? First season of Heroes? Hopefully, I’m wrong. The cast, crew and source material deserve a chance to do this properly.
The first season of the series includes appearances by Ellen Muth, Lance Henriksen, Gillian Anderson, Gina Torres, Anna Chlumsky, Eddie Izzard, Molly Shannon, Ellen Greene, Chelan Simmons, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Raul Esparza and Laurence Fishburne.