Hannibal 2015 info:-
The most visual and visually daring crime show on TV Having seen the films based on Thomas Harris’ novels, I couldn’t for the life of me imagine an actor other than Anthony Hopkins for the role of Hannibal Lec ter (although I had seen – and liked – Brian Cox’ take on the character in Michael Mann’s ‘Manhunter’ which was released before ‘The Silence of the Lambs’). Apart from that, I didn’t see the point in retelling a story that had already been told very well on film – and with outstanding actors.
For those reasons, I deprived myself of the pleasure of watching ‘Hannibal’ until the second season of the show started – but boy: am I glad I finally got over myself and did start! To those who haven’t watched it for the same reasons I didn’t, I can only say: knowing the storylines from the films (or the books) doesn’t spoil this in the least.
The writers cleverly play with your expectations and they have taken enough liberties that you can never tell what is going to happen. And Mads Mik Kelsen makes for a terrific Hannibal. The cat and mouse play between him and Hugh Dan Macy’s Will Graham is a thrilling joy to watch; the conversations between the two are an example of surgically precise writing where every word counts and could be a concealed weapon.
Hannibal 2015 Plot:-
FBI profiler Will Graham is recruited by Jack Crawford, the head of Behavioral Sciences, to help investigate a serial killer in Minnesota. With the investigation weighing heavily on Graham, Crawford decides to have him supervised by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Initially, Lecter – who is secretly a cannibalistic serial killer – works to manipulate the FBI from within, but the bond he builds with Graham begins to threaten his longevity. Lecter is fascinated by Graham’s ability to empathize with psychopathic murderers and tries to push the boundaries of Graham’s fragile sanity to turn him into a killer himself. Please See More Information…..
Hannibal 2015 Casting:-
- Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, a gifted criminal profiler and hunter of serial killers. He visualizes himself committing the murders he investigates to understand the killers’ behaviors; throughout the series, Graham’s involvement with the investigations takes a toll on his psyche. The emotional relationship between Graham and Lecter forms the foundation of the series.
- Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant forensic psychiatrist, cannibalistic serial killer, and gourmand; Lecter develops a keen interest in Graham.
- Caroline Dhavernas as Alana Bloom, a professor of psychology, and consultant profiler for the FBI, who has professional relationships with both Graham and Lecter.
- Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, head of Behavioral Sciences at the FBI and Graham’s boss.
- Hettienne Park as Beverly Katz, a crime scene investigator specializing in fiber analysis. (seasons 1–2)
- Gillian Anderson as Bedelia Du Maurier, Lecter’s psychotherapist, who was once attacked by one of Lecter’s former patients. (recurring seasons 1–2; regular season 3)
- Scott Thompson as Jimmy Price, a crime scene investigator specializing in latent fingerprints. (recurring season 1; also starring seasons 2–3)
- Aaron Abrams as Brian , a crime scene investigator. (recurring season 1; also starring seasons 2–3)
Hannibal 2015 Production:-
NBC began developing a Hannibal series in 2011 and former head of drama Katie O’Connell brought in her long-time friend Bryan Fuller (who had previously served as a writer-producer on NBC’s Heroes) to write a pilot script in November. NBC gave the series a financial commitment before Fuller had completed his script. On February 14, 2012, NBC bypassed the pilot stage of development by giving the series a 13-episode first season based solely on the strength of Fuller’s script. The series went into production quickly thereafter.
Fuller discussed the limited episode order and the continuing story arc he envisions for the series. “Doing a cable model on network television gives us the opportunity not to dally in our storytelling because we have a lot of real estates to cover”. Speaking specifically about the character, Fuller said, “There is a cheery disposition to our Hannibal. He’s not being telegraphed as a villain. If the audience didn’t know who he was.
They wouldn’t see him coming. What we have is Alfred Hitchcock’s principle of suspense—show the audience the bomb under the table and let them sweat when it’s going to go boom”. He went on to call the relationship between Graham and as “really a love story”, saying “As Hannibal has said [to Graham] in a couple of the movies, ‘You’re a lot more like me than you realize’. We’ll get to the bottom of exactly what that means over the course of the first two seasons”.