Thursday, December 19, 2013

NBC's 'Hannibal' Gets February Return Date

Today, NBC has announced it will premiere the 13-episode second season of the critically acclaimed drama Hannibal - which I recently just ranked as the 3rd best show of 2013 - on Friday, February 28 at 10/9c. following a new episode of Grimm.

From creator Bryan Fuller, Hannibal stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lector, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the minds of serial killers. Based on Thomas Harris' best-selling novels, this series is the prequel to the story that began with the feature films Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs.

The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, as well as Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park.

"Bryan and his team are running on all creative cylinders once again and have delivered episodes full of intrigue, scares and surprises," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "The show continues to astound us with its incredible aesthetic beauty and its amazingly talented cast."

Hannibal is from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television, Dino De Laurentiis Company and Living Dead Guy Productions.

In addition to Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Steven Lightfoot, Chris Brancato, Katie O'Connell, Elisa Roth, Sidonie Dumas and Christophe Riandee also serve as executive producers.