Bleak New Trailer for NBC’s Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen in HANNIBAL

Man, there is some serious shit going down in the first season of Bryan Fuller’s “Hannibal”. The more I see of this thing, the more I think this is the kind of show that would have been better off on cable networks like HBO, Showtime, or Cinemax. Certainly not on free air like NBC, where parents and — gasp! — kids are known to watch TV. But props to NBC for going for this, even if it is one hell of a risky move.

Here’s a new promo trailer for “Hannibal”, featuring even more deaths, serial killers, and Will Graham being all loony. Being that he’s kinda psychic or something, I guess you can’t really blame him. He’s sort of like Lance Henriksen from “Millennium”, only, you know, prettier.

Feed your fear. FBI Agent Will Graham hunts the most notorious serial killers. What he doesn’t know is his new partner is the most notorious serial killer of all.

Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist — a man with a taste for the criminal minded — Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

While Lecter and Graham work to unravel the mystery and catch the killer, Dr. Lecter tests him every step of the way, toying with Graham, playing a game all his own. Like only Lecter can, he twists Will’s mind, daring him to question everything he knows about others — and even more frightening — himself.

Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, and Laurence Fishburne, “Hannibal” premieres Thursday, April 4th on NBC.