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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

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 Will Graham (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Dr. Hannibal Lecter (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Dr. Alana Bloom (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Jack Crawford (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Jimmy Price (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Brian Zeller (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Beverly Katz (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

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This series borrows character and stories quite liberally from the novels Red Dragon, Hannibal and Hannibal rising, but surprisingly, not from The Silence of the Lambs, even though it was from that film that most people became familiar with Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling. This is because that film was the only one in the series not produced by Dino De Laurentiis, and thus the producers of this series do not have the rights to it. Whether or not they have, or intend the use, the rights to Clarice Starling is unknown at this point. See more »

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The extensive, severe winter settings reveal the Toronto filming sites, rather than represent the Baltimore dramatic setting. Baltimore winters are mild, and snow rarely accumulates on the ground for more than a few days at a time. Yet snow covered landscapes and large accumulations of snow on the streets are common in the series, and there is snowfall to be seen through the window of Hannibal's dining room during nearly every meal. See more »

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Before we begin, I must warn you... nothing here is vegetarian.
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Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
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Written by Frédéric Chopin
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The thriller you've been waiting for on T.V
5 April 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

If you are a bit skeptical about this show like me, do not worry. With all the sequels and prequels we've seen regarding Hannibal Lecter, it's an understatement to say there are lots of areas where the creators, directors and actors to over play the gore and story arcs. However, they've managed to balance all these superbly. The title may be Hannibal, right from the start this show is very much a vehicle for Hugh Dancy. Who as Will Graham gives an excellent perspective on his character and i dare say he does a better job than Edward Norton. Mads Mikkelsen with his subtle approach on Dr.Hannibal Lecter is a revelation. His sophisticated and stylish portrayal is captivating and very unpredictable. The show delivers on every front- the writing, editing etc is as good as it gets. Can't wait to see the next episode. Highly recommended it you're looking for a clever and engaging physiological thriller.


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