HANNIBAL BACK FOR A LAST KILL
Critics adored Hannibal but it failed to pick up enough viewers to keep the show alive.
The series was cancelled last week in the US. But in good news for fans of the Silence Of The Lambs prequel, the third and final season will run for the whole 13 episodes scheduled.
When Hannibal returns this week, we skip eight months on from season two’s shocking finale which saw Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) fighting for his life and Hannibal (Mads Mikkelson) fleeing the country with his psychologist lover (played by Gillian Anderson).
“It’s such a shift in tone from what we had been doing,” says showrunner Bryan Fuller.
“We get little glimpses of what happened afterwards that help us sell the trauma of what Will went through, and is going through, to find this guy who’s had such influence in his life. Then really the soap opera takes over.”
With the infamous Red Dragon entering this season, Will is hunting down his almost-killer for help.
“Will has to go to Hannibal to try and get somewhere with this case,” says Dancy. “(But) Hannibal has to decide how much he wants to help Will versus how much he just wants to play, right? That’s always been his choice.”
HANNIBAL, SHOWCASE, THURSDAY, 8.30PM