First Promo Trailer for NBC's HANNIBAL

TV HannibalNBC by Joey Paur

Here's the first promo trailer for Bryan Fuller's Hannibal TV series, which is based on the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter. It looks like it going to be really good! The NBC series stars Mads Mikkelsen as the title character, Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham, Laurence Fishburne as his boss Jack Crawford, and Gillian Anderson as Lecter's psychiatrist.

The pilot episode was directed by David Slade and the series will follow Graham as he tries to solve a series of murders and enlists the help of brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Lecter... unaware the good doctor is secretly a cannibalistic killer. Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me) wrote and is producing the series. 

NBC has ordered 13 episodes for the first season, and it will premiere on April 4th, 2013.

One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr.Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller, based on the characters from Thomas Harris' classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.

Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone - even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew...

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