The prequel for one iconic horror character will definitely get the jump on the other, with A&E's Bates Motel premiering mid-March, two weeks before Hannibal debuts on NBC, but we'll have to wait to see which direct-to-series new show is actually worth watching and not just some ploy playing on our collective nostalgia, or worse, brand recognition.

Of course, with the creatives behind the competing prequels, both could prove more than worthwhile and nothing we've seen so far should suggest otherwise, especially when it comes to the, albeit limited, looks at Bryan Fuller's take on Thomas Harris' most iconic character, Doctor Hannibal Lecter. NBC has already released a brief teaser but luckily, the show was produced by Gaumont International Television and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, which means there are also international trailers. This latest trailer clocks in at a full two minutes. "Let the mind games begin."

"This cannibal you have been getting to know, I think I can help Will see his face” is a great line and I loved the retro looking red typeface presented. The full trailer obviously offered more footage but also a pretty detailed plot synopsis, introducing the brilliant, if tortured, main characters, not to mention the serialized storyline for the first season. I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise that Hannibal would be a case on the FBI radar; I just didn't think Will would be hunting the cannibal so soon.

The events of Hannibal take place before those depicted in "Red Dragon," well, at least for some time, which means we get to watch how the intuitive empath, Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and the sadistic-yet-sophisticated cannibal, Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) meet and develop a working relationship--you know, before things go rotten. Hannibal premieres Thursday, April 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC. The series stars Dancy, Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Gina Torres and Anna Chlumsky.

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