Hannibal is an adaptation of the series of books featuring the character of Doctor Hannibal Lecter. Years before he became an iconic cinematic villain, Hannibal was introduced as a supporting character in the 1981 Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon. The story revolves around former FBI profiler Will Graham coming out of retirement to catch a killer, three years after he was scarred mentally and physically by Lecter. Instead of picking up here, Hannibal begins years earlier with Graham starting his profiling career and Lecter still free and practising psychiatry. The show establishes and puts a good deal of focus on the relationship between Hannibal and Will, extrapolating from the source material to show how much damage Hannibal does to Will. This is notable as not only do the two have no interaction prior to the initial meeting that led to Will's discovery and Hannibal's incarceration in the novel, but the character of Will Graham appears only in Red Dragon before the novels shift Hannibal's attention to the more recognised character of Clarice Starling.

The series is not a straight forward adaptation. While the series is a lead up to and covers the events of Red Dragon, elements of the other books in the series are also woven in with new characters, reassignments of established characters and plot threads in the books laced in at different points. These liberties allows the show to create its own distinct universe while still paying respect to the Harris novels.

Episode Info

Prev: 3x13 -- The Wrath of the Lamb (Aug/29/2015)

Aware that Dolarhyde wants to meet Hannibal, Will devices a plan to use him as bait. To everyone's horror, it involves staging Hannibal's escape.

Available Episodes

The Wrath of the Lam..
Aug 29, 2015
Season 3 episode 13

The Number of the Be..
Aug 22, 2015
Season 3 episode 12

...And the Beast fro..
Aug 15, 2015
Season 3 episode 11

...And the Woman Clo..
Aug 08, 2015
Season 3 episode 10

...And the Woman Clo..
Aug 01, 2015
Season 3 episode 9

The Great Red Dragon
Jul 25, 2015
Season 3 episode 8

Jul 18, 2015
Season 3 episode 7

Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen
As Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Hugh DancyHugh Dancy
As FBI Special Agent Will Graham
Caroline DhavernasCaroline Dhavernas
As Dr. Alana Bloom
Hettienne ParkHettienne Park
As Beverly Katz (S1-EP18)
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
As Bedelia Du Maurier (S3+)
Laurence FishburneLaurence Fishburne
As FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford

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2x9: Shiizakana recap: Will talks to Hannibal--who's tied up to a tree--about confessing to the murders. He whistles and a deer pulls on a rope attached to Hannibal. Hannibal tries to talk him down but Will pushes the animal further. When Will gets close, it's no longer Hannibal but the dark man with antlers. The ropes tighten and blood gushes out... and Will wakes up from his dream... read more.

2x8: Su-Zakana recap: Out on a lake, Will ice fishes with Jack. Will explains what it takes to make the fish bite when they aren't hungry. Jack says he will land them if Will hooks them... read more.

2x7: Yakimono recap: Miriam Lass is inspected for evidence. Jack plays the message from Miriam over and over on his phone. She's still getting used to only having one arm, and thanks Jack for continuing the search for the Chesapeake Ripper. Jack explains how they are still searching and asks Miriam if she knows who it is. She doesn't but remembers not being afraid during her captivity. Jack feels responsible for what happened but Miriam says that it was her fault. The killer was kind to her until the very end and said he was going to give her arm to Jack. Miriam doesn't think she was spared because the killer said he was saving her for last... read more.

2x6: Futamono recap: Hannibal writes music in his room while Jack meets with Will. He tells Will that an employee almost killed Hannibal and he was the same man suspected of killing the judge and bailiff. Will says the judge was killed by the Chesapeake Ripper but didn't ask for Hannibal to be killed. Jack listens as Will tells him why the murderer kills in quick groups of three: if Hannibal waits too long, the meat will go bad. Jack insists that it's not Hannibal but Will suggests that if the Ripper is killing, Hannibal is planning a dinner party... read more.

2x5: Mukōzuke recap: Hannibal prepares a meal for Jack at the same time as Will is given his prison food. Jack and Hannibal discuss Bella's decision to die. Hannibal had no choice but to make sure Bella survived her attempted suicide... read more.
Recurring Guests

Scott Thompson (1) as Jimmy Price (27 eps)
Aaron Abrams as Brian Zeller (27 eps)
Lara Jean Chorostecki as Freddie Lounds (13 eps)
Kacey Rohl as Abigail Hobbs (13 eps)
Raúl Esparza as Dr. Chilton (12 eps)
Vladimir Jon Cubrt as Garret Jacob Hobbs (10 eps)
Katharine Isabelle as Margot Verger (9 eps)
Gillian Anderson as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (9 eps)
Eddie Izzard as Dr. Abel Gideon (6 eps)
Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde (6 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Status: Canceled
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 04, 2013
Ended: August 29, 2015
Episode Order: 13
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