New Hannibal Featurette Released

2013/03/28 18:46:50 +00:00 | Jonathan James

Looking forward to the premiere of Hannibal next week? Take a closer look at the characters that make up the main cast, and hear about the direction the series will be taking in a new featurette from NBC.

Hannibal stars Mad Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) as the infamous cannibal, along with Hugh Dancy as Agent Will Graham. Laurence Fishburne is playing Agent Jack Crawford, who is in charge of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI and will eventually be responsible for tracking down Hannibal Lecter. Other actors who will be appearing on the show include Eddie Izzard, Gillian Anderson, Gina Torres, Lance Henriksen, Molly Shannon, Ellen Greene and Chelan Simmons. Here's the recently released synopsis for the first episode:

Hannibal Episode 01: "Apéritif" - "When the FBI takes on a case of disappearing college girls, Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) recruits Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), a gifted criminal profiler with a unique view into the psyche of serial killers, to consult. Jack also seeks the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a brilliant psychiatrist, who, unbeknownst to him, is not only one of the most successful serial killers of all time, but also a cannibal. After a copycat strikes, Will and Hannibal join forces to track down the culprit. Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park also star."

The first episode of Hannibal will premiere on April 4th at 10:00 pm on NBC. Catch up on our recent coverage by visiting the following links: