Hannibal Gets a Premiere Date

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Mads Mikkelson as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal

Mads Mikkelson as Dr. Hannibal Lecter -- (Photo by: Brooke Palmer/NBC)

The NBC dramatic series Hannibal has landed an April 4, 2013 premiere date. The series will air on Thursdays at 10pm, which hasn’t exactly been a winning time slot for the network. Hopefully this series will survive there longer than Do No Harm which lasted all of two episodes.
 
Based on the characters in Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, Hannibal stars Hugh Dancy as FBI Agent Will Graham, Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Jack Crawford, and Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Alana Bloom. The series was created by Bryan Fuller and he took to Twitter to announce the premiere date:
 
“#Hannibal Requests the Honor of your Presence for Dinner Thursday April 4 10PM @NBC — Saving you a place at the table.” – @BryanFuller
 
The Plot:
 
One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Heroes), based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.
 
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…
 
Source: NBC

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