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Hannibal: NBC Series Returns February 28th

Hannibal season twoThe peacock network has announced that their Hannibal TV series will return for its second season on Friday, February 28th, at 10pm. NBC has ordered 13 episodes once again. Hannibal will take over for Dracula which will have wrapped its 10 episode season by then.

Here’s the press release:

NBC’S CRITICALLY BELOVED ‘Hannibal’ TO RETURN FOR SECOND SEASON FRIDAY, FEB. 28 AT 10 P.M.

Intense Match of Wits Between Dr. Hannibal, Will Graham Continues With 13 New Episodes

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 19, 2013 — NBC has announced it will premiere the 13-episode second season of the critically acclaimed drama “Hannibal” at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) Friday, Feb. 28 following “Grimm” after the previously-announced conclusion of the 10-episode run of “Dracula.”

From creator Bryan Fuller, “Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. HANNIBAL Lector, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novels, this series is the prequel to the story that began with the feature films “Red Dragon” and “Silence of the Lambs.”

The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park also co-star.

“Bryan and his team are running on all creative cylinders once again and have delivered episodes full of intrigue, scares and surprises,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “The show continues to astound us with its incredible aesthetic beauty and its amazingly talented cast.”

Vulture.com rated “HANNIBAL” as the second best show on all of television — broadcast or cable — in 2013, calling it “a daring series,” and adding “This is the most visually and atmospherically striking network series since “‘Twin Peaks.’” The Chicago Sun-Times added that “HANNIBAL” is “deliciously disturbing and is bound to leave viewers hungry for more.”

TV critic Alan Sepinwall of HitFix.com said “HANNIBAL” had an “amazing first season of television.” The New York Post said, “The series is the most beautifully shot and produced show on network TV.”

“HANNIBAL” is from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks.

The series is also produced by Dino De Laurentiis Company and Living Dead Guy Productions.

In addition to Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Steven Lightfoot, Chris Brancato, Katie O’Connell, Elisa Roth, Sidonie Dumas and Christophe Riandee also serve as executive producers.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the return of Hannibal? Will you be watching live, even though it’s on Fridays?

 

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Teri March 26, 2014 at 8:08 pm

I LOVE this show!! It leaves you on the edge of your seat. Nothing like it on TV and a nice time spot after GRIMM which I also watch. I think the cast is amazing but needs time to gel and there are a ton of possible story lines. This one is a keeper!

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Anonymous March 1, 2014 at 11:35 am

Great show. LOVE it glad it wasn’t cancelled.

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Lee December 21, 2013 at 11:33 am

This show is the most awesome thing to happen to NBC. Good for them that they realized that! Aw, Will Graham.

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robinfrank December 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Hannibal is one of the best shows ever made for television (if not the best)

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T December 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Season 2? I have not even heard there was a series about this! Want to see this but will have to watch the 1st season first. But will NBC air it b4 the 2nd starts?

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Mark December 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

it aired last summer, and they won’t reaired it, and it a shocked it got renewed

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T December 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I suppose it is too new to have season 1 on YouTube now? How else can one see the first season b4 the 2nd starts?

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Lee December 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

There are probably a gazillion ways to watch it on the internet , but the catch’s that they’re also probably illegal. I don’t know much about decent, law-abiding ways to watch it. ;)

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Kat December 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Last three episodes available on Hulu for free. So… that’s something. I love Will Graham on this show, but can’t stand the other characters, especially the title character Hannibal.

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