Hannibal Season 2: A Look Back And A Look Ahead

By Jesse Carp 2014-05-10 13:40:33 discussion comments
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Here is another one from Sony Pictures Television for their South African channel that contains pretty much all the same footage without the annoying, bordering on parody of movie trailer narration. Just ignore the premiere date mentioned at the end...



The preview shows Dr. Chilton being as snively as ever, dying to get inside Will's mind, while Dr. Du Maurier seems to be coming to our trapped, but now clear headed hero's aid. Cynthia Nixon's Kade Prurnell has probably the biggest arc of all the new characters coming to Hannibal, overseeing the investigation into any oversights concerning Will's situation, however, she is hardly the most exciting. Sorry. It's just that new crime fighters are boring. Villains and canonical figures are what audiences care about! And there are a few doozies. Now I feel bad. Nixon is a doozie! She always does great work and will be a great addition to to series' rad array of female characters.

Jeremy Davies and Chris Diamantopoulos also have guest spots this season, the former playing an animal rescue worker slash suspect with the latter as his social worker who's possibly pulling the strings. But by far the most intriguing additions to Season 2 are MIchael Pitt and Katharine Isabelle. The Boardwalk Empire star is set to play the sadistic socialite Mason Verger with Isabelle as his younger sister Margot, who's forced to seek out counselling because of her brother's abuse. Can you guess who she sees for therapy?

Hannibal returns for its second season premiere, "Kaiseki," on Friday at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC. Created by Bryan Fuller and based on the novel 'Red Dragon' by Thomas Harris, the series stars Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Cynthia Nixon, Gillian Anderson and Laurence Fishburne.

Fine. Here's the premiere's fantastic cold open flash-forward fight scene even though I recommend waiting to watch it as part of the actual premiere. Who am I kidding, I didn't. Have at it...



This article was first published on February 25, 2014 and was last updated on May 10, 2014.
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