Although you will have to wait until summer for the main course, this video should at least give a little taste of things to come in the third season of NBC’s acclaimed, cult-favorite thriller.
In just two short seasons, Hannibal has made a name for itself.
Why? Well, one, it’s incredibly violent, two the twisting storyline, and three it’s incredibly well cast. Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen are tremendous as the leads, and the supporting cast – Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Anna Chlumsky, Raúl Esparaza, Katherine Isabelle, and Michael Pitt – are equally talented.
For the past 2 seasons Gillian Anderson, has played a minor, but important role – playing psychotherapist to Hannibal’s psychopath. However, in season 3 she’ll be bumped up to “series regular” status, with the new season picking up a year after the final moments of ‘Mizumono‘, which left viewers with the sight of Lecter and Dr Du Maurier jetting off to destinations unknown.
In the new trailer we see Will Graham (Darcy) on the hunt for Hannibal Lecter (Mikkelsen) in Florence, Italy. We also glimpse Anderson – yes!
The third season is expected to take elements from Thomas Harris’ Hannibal novels, including Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon. According to showrunner Bryan Fuller, the series will mash up elements from the books in a unique way—including revealing a very different origin story for the good doctor.
We look forward to seeing how Gillian Anderson role fits into this storyline.