NBC have released a full-length international trailer for its upcoming Bryan Fuller-produced series “Hannibal”. The story is set prior to events in Thomas Harris’ first Dr. Lecter novel “Red Dragon”.
The series will explore the early relationship between renowned psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and a young FBI criminal profiler named Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
The series will follow the cable model of only thirteen episodes a season. Fuller has previously indicated that he has mapped out a seven season plan which incorporates dynamic changes. Lecter’s serial killer nature is expected to be revealed to the other characters by the end of the second season at the latest.
The new series premieres on NBC on April 4th at 10pm.