Critic Consensus: Hannibal caters to an intellectual audience that prefers plenty of gore in its psychological thrillers, with a polished presentation of madness.
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as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
as Special Agent Will Graham
as Jack Crawford
as Dr. Alana Bloom
as Freddie Lounds
as Brian Zeller
as Jimmy Price
as Beverly Katz
as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
as Dr. Chilton
as Dr. Gideon
as Dr. Sutcliffe
as Nick Boyle
News & Interviews for Hannibal: Season 1
There's no small screen violence more disturbing than that of Hannibal, the excellent Silence of the Lambs prequel series created by Bryan Fuller.
Hyperstylized and, at times, hypnotically beautiful, it's a nightmare masquerading as a dream, the rare cannibal story that has the smarts to back up its hunger for brains.
Hannibal isn't quite the sum of its admittedly evocative parts.
That's a problem with the show: It takes itself so seriously, yet is so far-fetched.
Even if you think you've had enough of serial killers, give Hannibal a try. But keep the lights on. And don't plan to eat while you're watching.
Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 1
Maybe not my favourite, and maybe not the highest replay value, but certainly from a technical standpoint the BEST show on television right now.
An intelligent and gruesome revision of one of the most iconic characters in the history of cinema. Season 1 brought together many promising actors both old and new to create the ensemble. It follows the "monster of the week" format while maintaining a main plot, the main plot itself wasn't that great but there were plenty of interesting deaths displayed in the show. I am genuinely surprised to see this being produced by NBC, I usually don't expect much from them but Hannibal kept my interest going till the end.
Mads Mikkelsen is one of the best actors ever. And with him as the incredibly scary Hannibal Lector, we are truly in for a ride. This is an incredibly start for a series that will probably only get better and better as it goes on. With great supporting characters like Hugh Dancy's Will Graham and Laurence Fishburne's Jack Crawford, this season always gives me something to look forward for every week. However, there are some characters in the show that truly irritates me, and those are Abigail Hobbs and Freddie Lounds. Those are some characters that I could definitely live without. And unfortunately, these characters fill a little bit more than they actually should in the show, so it's far from a great beginning, but it surely has potential to become something memorable.
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