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Television

Behind the Scenes with NBC’s Dark and Haunting 'Hannibal'

Critics are hailing Hannibal - NBC’s ‘epic vision of American horror' (Slant) - ahead of its February 28 season premiere. Watch a sneak peek below.

Hannibal returns for a second season with more shocking revelations and psychological cat and mouse games. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is locked in a mental asylum accused of Hannibal Lecter's crimes (Mads Mikkelsen). Now that Will sees Hannibal for what he truly is, he faces a fight to prove his own sanity and convince those closest to him he is innocent of murder. Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) is dealing with his own feelings about Will and whether his protégé is in fact a cold-blooded killer. 

Looking for answers, Jack turns to Hannibal, a man he has come to trust. With Will locked up, Hannibal becomes Jack's new consultant on cases. Hannibal is torn between self-preservation and his desire to keep Will close to him, despite advice from his psychiatrist, Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson), to stay away. 

The deadly dance between these characters continues to turn in startling and unexpected ways, in a season that will show that nothing can ever be the same again.

"For its authentic engagement with despair, Hannibal earns its wrenching nihilism: It's a great, epic vision of American horror." - Slant Magazine

"It’s the thinking man’s serial-killer drama, a twisted tale that never trolls for cheap scares but is plenty terrifying." - Chicago Sun-Times

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