The NBC serial killer thriller “Hannibal” has finally been given a premiere date! If you are highly anticipating this show, clear your schedules on Thursday, April 4th at 10 p.m. Scheduling the series for this time slot is a bit of a head scratcher considering recent ratings shortcomings the network has experienced for that time. The very short-lived “Do No Harm” met its demise at this time slot. I would have expected the network to piggy-back the “Hannibal” premiere behind a successful show such as “The Voice”, whose viewership overflow helped to boost the freshman drama “Revolution”. On the other hand, I can see why they chose a later time slot to premiere a show about a psychopathic killer who eats his victims.
The announcement of “Hannibal’s” premiere date was expected to be released much sooner, but there was some speculation that the network was holding off its big reveal to try and distance the show from the anti-violence stance the media took after the Newtown shooting. The date was not even officially announced by the network, instead it was tweeted by Fuller and the network then confirmed it.
“Hannibal” will showcase the story of an FBU agent named Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and his relationship with a brilliant psychiatrist who also happens to be a killer – Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).