Anyone aware of this?
This TV series just started airing this week's Thursday. It is based on characters from the book Red Dragon who you guys may remember for the film adaptations: Manhunter and Red Dragon. And of course, Hannibal Lecter from said works and the following ones: The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and let us forget about the rest.
Hannibal is interpreted by Mads Mikkelsen (pictured above) and the famous criminal profiler Will Graham is portrayed by Hugh Dancy:
The series kind of follow the format of crime investigator (Graham) using his ability of putting himself in the shoes of killers to uncover the reasons, methodology and the identity of serial killers in order to resolve cases. Of course, with the help of as-of-yet-free Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
I watched the first episode and was a little underwhelmed, especially considering the material it takes after. But at the end several clips of the upcoming stuff for the remainder of the season were shown and they looked pretty interesting. I have some reserves with the way they handle some stuff in the first episode, I am not entirely sold in the way they are picturing Graham in the series, nor am I satisfied with the acting of Dancy, but Mads seems a good actor and if the dialogue for him improves I think it could become a good series. Won't enter in much detail here for people who haven't seen the episode yet.
Anyone else knew about this? Is anyone interested? Anyone saw the first episode?
Hannibal has been canceled. Season 3 will run as usual. Apparently beyond the low rating, rights to the Clarice Starling character meant to appear in the next season may have been the reason to pull the plug.
However there's still hope. DeLaurentiis Co. has tweeted that there are people interested in partnering to continue the series:
#Hannibal was always in danger of cancellation due to subject matter, and others have expressed interest in partnering with us.— DeLaurentiis Co (@DeLaurentiisCo) June 22, 2015
It seems like Amazon could benefit from picking up there series:
Fingers crossed. :(