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First promo trailer for NBC’s upcoming “Hannibal”, based on the character created by Thomas Harris and made famous by, of course, Anthony Hopkins. Former Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen takes over the role in producer Bryan Fuller’s TV version for the peacock network, with Hugh Dancy playing FBI profiler Will Graham. By now you probably already know how their, er, relationship ends, but this is how it all began.
What are the chances that Fuller will take a little creative license with the original novel and movie source materials? I’d say that’s a pretty fair bet. And frankly, I hope he does. There’s nothing that says the TV show has to adhere strictly to the books or movies, right?
Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…
“Hannibal” stars Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas and Laurence Fishburne, and premieres April 4th on NBC.