Hannibal Season 3
We are still a few weeks away from the return of Hannibal on NBC.
I thought I would go back over what we have so far.
The show stars Mads Mikkelsen as Dr Hannibal Letter. (Casino Royal), Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix Trilogy), and by season 2 Gillian Anderson (The X-files) Hannibal is psychologist who helps Fishburne and the FBI on high profile serial killer cases. Many of which he him self is committing.
Darcy’s Will Graham has the ability to see the way the killer does and makes for an excellent recreation of how the killer takes its prey.
Fishburne is fine in the show and his real life wife Gina Tores plays his wife on the show but he seems out of place in the cast at times. He comes in and out of scenes just to move Graham into place with Hannibal.
Speaking of Hannibal what an amazing performance by Mads, a Dutch actor who I have only seen in Casino Royal as the bond villian.
He really elevates the role of the sadistic smooth talking and charming cannibal. Anthony Hopkins made this role what it is and won an Academy Award for his performance in Silence of the Lambs. As a TV series we really get a sense of who Hannibal is.
This is one of the best shows on TV no one is watching. I think the writing is one of the smartest ever. Unfortunately the average American audience is not going to see it for any more than a show about the Cannibal Hannibal Lecter. The show is so much more than that. Its one if the most visually beautiful horror dramas on TV. The way the killer does there work is poetic and gothicly disturbing in ways we have not seen in so many years.
The first two seasons are on DVD and blu ray loaded with bonus material like how they design the twisted elaborate looking kills as well as the normal interviews and gag reels.
Season three will have a time jump and a lot has changed almost a new dynamic for the show.
They will be some of what we expect from the up aiming season.
1. “True Blood” actress Rutina Wesley is set to play Francis Dolarhyde’s love interest Reba McClane. For the infamous tooth fairy or Dolarhyde’s character, Screenrant informed “Hobbit” star Richard Armitage is set to play the role. Ecumenical News also revealed Tao Okamoto, who will play Lady Murasaki and Nina Arianda, who will play Will Graham’s future wife in the series and will appear on its episode 8.
2. The plot of the series will have a time jump between its season 2 and 3. The storyline will be taking a lot of disparate elements from the novels “Hannibal Rising” and “Hannibal” and combining them together as part of the prod of the season.
3. Though “Hannibal” Season 3 trailer has been released, it does not reveal what happens to Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas). Are they dead or alive?
4. Glenn Fleshler, who was a bad guy in both ‘True Detective’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ will play another bad guy in “Hannibal” Season 3. He will be Mason Verger (Joe Anderson) caretaker, named Cordell. TVLine described the character as “quiet, very intelligent and definitely creepy” personal nurse to Mason.