Hannibal‘s second season will debut on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT after the end of Dracula‘s ten-episode season. Hannibal will air 13 new episodes during season two, with Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen back in starring roles.
Hannibal was created by Bryan Fuller and is based on Thomas Harris’ bestselling book series. The show is actually a prequel to Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs.
“Bryan and his team are running on all creative cylinders once again and have delivered episodes full of intrigue, scares and surprises,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “The show continues to astound us with its incredible aesthetic beauty and its amazingly talented cast.”
After a particularly grueling case involved in hunting a serial killer known as the Minnesota Shrike, Will Graham threatens to walk away. Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, desperately needs Will on his team to break the tough cases, so he enlists Dr. Hannibal Lecter to ensure Will’s mental well-being. Unbeknownst to Will, Hannibal also has a particular insight into these horrible crimes and the psychopaths who commit them. As Will hunts down brutal killers, he is unknowingly sitting across from the most gifted killer of them all.
It is within this cat-and-mouse game that a relationship begins to grow between Will and Hannibal – two men who have more in common than anyone could know. Also starring are Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls) as Dr. Alana Bloom and Hettienne Park (Young Adult) as Beverly Katz.