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Hannibal: Apéritif

Against the advice of his colleagues, FBI behavioral science chief Jack Crawford recruits former special investigator Will Graham to help find a group of missing college students. Will left active duty after his ability to get inside killers' heads nearly drove him to madness. Also consulting on the case is respected psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who leads his own secret double life of murder and cannibalism. Together, the unlikely pair are tasked with finding both the perpetrator, and his copycat.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Thursday April 04th, 2013

Director: David Slade
Writer: Bryan Fuller

Alternate Airdates:

Romania Apr 08, 2013
Russia Apr 13, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 17, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) May 07, 2013

  • Currently 6.9/10
6.9/10 (14 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Scott Thompson (1)Scott Thompson (1)
As Jimmy Price
Aaron AbramsAaron Abrams
As Brian Zeller
Dan FoglerDan Fogler
As Franklin
Kacey RohlKacey Rohl
As Abigail Hobbs

Co-Guest Stars
Krista PattonKrista Patton
As Louise Hobbs
Torianna LeeTorianna Lee
As Elise Nichols
Vladimir Jon CubrtVladimir Jon Cubrt
As Garret Jacob Hobbs
Bernadette CoutureBernadette Couture
As Theresa Marlowe
Greg DunfieldGreg Dunfield
As Repairman
Sarah EvansSarah Evans
As Mrs. Nichols
Suzanne CoySuzanne Coy
As Dixie
Wayne DownerWayne Downer
As Thomas Marlowe
Wayne WardWayne Ward
As Mr. Nichols
Main Cast
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
Laurence FishburneLaurence Fishburne
As FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford


The episode begins with the Police at a crime scene. A woman is lying on the floor in her pool of blood and the unit carries away a dead man to the ambulance. Special Agent Will Graham is present at the scene. He is a criminal profiler and has a unique ability to replay the entire incident from the killer’s point of view. He closes his eyes and re-enacts the crime scene where he is the killer. He has the ability to empathize with sociopaths and also has an active imagination. The scene shows how the killer enters the house, shoots the husband and then the wife, who is trying to call Homeland Security. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Johann Sebastian BachGoldberg Variations- Aria 

Episode Quotes
(Jack is asking Will for help on a case.)

FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford: Then help me find some evidence.
FBI Special Agent Will Graham: That may require me to be sociable.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperBryan Fuller
Executive ProducerBryan Fuller  |  Martha De Laurentiis  |  Jesse Alexander  |  Chris Brancato  |  Sara Colleton  |  Elisa Roth  |  Katie O'Connell  |  Christophe Riandee  |  Sidonie Dumas  |  David Slade
Supervising ProducerScott Nimerfro
ProducerCarol Dunn Trussell  |  Jennifer Schuur
Co-ProducerTim King  |  Jim Danger Gray
Associate ProducerMichael Kessler (2)  |  Loretta Ramos
Production DesignerPatti Podesta
EditorArt Jones
CastingTina Gerussi  |  Camille H. Patton  |  Jennifer Lare
First Assistant DirectorPierre Henry
Second Assistant DirectorDarrin Brown (1)
MusicBrian Reitzell
Music EditorJoe Mancuso
Music SupervisorBrian Reitzell
Costume DesignerChristopher Hargadon
Key GripRobert Daprato
Set DesignerJacques Raphoz
Set DecoratorJaro Dick
Location ManagerGreg McMaster
Transportation CoordinatorOrest Muz
Property MasterMichael Genereux
Construction CoordinatorDwight Doerksen
Script SupervisorMarta Borowski
Production CoordinatorAmy Cuthbertson
Re-Recording MixerPaul Williamson (1)  |  Brad Thornton
GafferFranco Tata
On-Line EditorAllan O'Hara  |  Paul Deakin
Director of PhotographyJames Hawkinson
Stunt CoordinatorRobert Racki
Art DirectorMatthew Davies
Post Production CoordinatorKatie Cammaert
Production ManagerMichael Wray
Sound EditorMark Shnuriwsky  |  Alastair Gray
Sound MixerAo Loo
Third Assistant DirectorHelga Rossi  |  Laura Elliot
Costume SupervisorSoo Luen Tom
Visual Effects SupervisorSean Broughton
Production AccountantDonna Demers
Series DirectorDavid Slade
Extras CastingRoisin McGilly
"A" Camera OperatorMark Willis
Executive In Charge Of ProductionAnderson G. House
ColoristMark Kueper
Assistant Costume DesignerJoyce Schure
Special Effects CoordinatorShane Million
Based On Characters Created ByThomas Harris
Foley ArtistJohn Elliot (1)
Digital Imaging TechnicianErik Greensmith
Best Boy GripRobert Vigus
Dialogue EditorJanice Ierulli
"B" Camera OperatorSean Sealey
Music Engineer/mixerMichael Perfitt
Animal WranglerJim Lovisek
1st Assistant EditorCory Augustyn
Best Boy ElectricChris Little (1)
Foley RecordistSteve Copley
First Assistant AccountantKate Clark  |  Kristine Child
Key MakeupKatie Brennan
Key HairEtheline Joseph
Mix AssistantAdam Raley  |  Paolo Amati
Key ScenicJack McCullough
Visual Effects On-set SupervisorThomas Turnbull
1st Assistant Art DirectorMichele Brady  |  Dan Norton (2)  |  Aaron Morrison
Dialogue CoachDiane Pitblado
Culinary ConsultantJose Andres
Prosthetics SupervisorFrançois Dagenais
First Assistant Accountant PayrollMonica Ionson
Visual Effects Senior ProducerPaul O'Bierne
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