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NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ Official Trailer – Premieres April 4th

“Hannibal” – Photo: NBC

 

Elegant Horror“. That’s the phrase the producers are using to describe  NBC’s highly anticipated new series, Hannibal.  It  couldn’t be more accurate.   The atmospheric tone of this new show has me more than intrigued.  Frankly, I’m amazed that a network is attempting to show this much gore and disturbing imagery, but I’m really looking forward to it. I love, too, listening to the writers, actors and producers speak about this sacred ground with the exaltation it deserves.  Oh, please do take a moment, won’t you?

I’ll warn you, if the Hannibal Lecter books (by Thomas Harris) or the thrilling films, freak you out, this may not be your cup of tea. (Or your sautee pan of human organs.)

 

 

Now, here’s the thing:  Brittani – The Girl You Want and I are SERIOUS and PROTECTIVE about Hannibal.  We. Mean. Business.  “Do NOT screw it up”, is our constant mantra.

We are both on-board with the cast:  Take a look for yourself.

 

Hugh Dancy Special Agent Will Graham (13 episodes, 2013)
Mads Mikkelsen Dr. Hannibal Lecter (13 episodes, 2013)
Caroline Dhavernas Dr. Alana Bloom (13 episodes, 2013)
Lara Jean Chorostecki Freddie Lounds (13 episodes, 2013)
Aaron Abrams Brian Zeller (13 episodes, 2013)
Laurence Fishburne Agent Jack Crawford / … (13 episodes, 2013)
Hettienne Park Beverly Katz (13 episodes, 2013)
Scott Thompson Jimmy Price (13 episodes, 2013)
Torianna Lee Elise Nichols (3 episodes, 2013)
Demore Barnes Tobias Budge (2 episodes, 2013)
Austin Macdonald CJ Lincoln / … (2 episodes, 2013)

 

Hugh Dancy as Will Graham has much more depth, mystery and a quiet charisma than Edward Norton did in the film, Red Dragon.  Adding even more toughness is Lawrence Fishburne as Agent Jack Crawford.

Mads as LeChiffre in Casino Royale

Next up, we have Mads Mikkelsen (whom you may remember as LeChiffre in the James Bond film, Casino Royal; he had a rather nasty nervous tic wherein his eye would bleed tears while under stress during a particularly pricey poker gamer.  Oh, and yes…a certain torture scent involve a seatless chair, a tied up James Bond to said with ropes…all orchestrated by LeChiffre. (Aaain, Brittani and I consider this very scene as one of our all-time greatest film moments.)

As I’ve made it quire clear, This new series in indeed our cups of tea…to say the least.

Just remember those words:  ELEGANT HORROR.

What are YOUR thoughts on this? It’s just a TV show…it’s not real. (Well….much, anyway.)

Let me help you.  You will watch Hannibal.  You will watch it each week. And you will be alarmed, frighted, intrigued, maybe even put-off a bit by some scenes.  But. YOU. WILL. LOVE. HANNIBAL, which will premiering in NBC at April 4th from 10 pm to 11:00.

Now, you’ve been warned in a slightly more sinister fashion.  We are not merely ASKING you to watch Hannibal, Brittani and I are politely requesting that you sit down on Thursday evening at 10.00 p.m. sharp on your local NBC affiliate.

Are we coming in clear? 

‘Hannibal’ Series Picked Up By NBC

"I'll help you catch him, Clarice..."

Hannibal Lecter on TV?  It’s more likely than you think. Bryan Fuller, the creator of Pushing Daisies (a show I miss dearly), is helping to bring the character to the small screen and will serve as executive producer. NBC is bypassing the pilot stage, giving it a straight-to-series deal with 13 episodes.

There are no specifics on just what the show will be about, but the events of Hannibal take place before Red Dragon and The Silence of The Lambs so there is a good chance that will we see the character of FBI Agent Will GrahamDeadline says Fuller was attracted to the story because of “the dark, sick side of Hannibal who tends to feast on his victims.” That is also why DivaJulia and I love the movies based on Thomas Harris‘ novels.

Gasp....We can't breathe!

No word yet on when the series will start shooting, here’s hoping that they try to find someone who can play Lecter as beautifully as Sir Anthony did.