Today is a good day for Hannibal fans! First off we have the full length trailer for the returning season, and it is every bit as brilliant as you would expect.
Not only that, but the seriously hot Katharine Isabelle (above, American Mary) has joined the cast, although her character description might serve as a bit of a SPOILER!
Isabelle has come onboard the high quality series as Margot, a lesbian who is a patient of Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen), but who also becomes a potential love interest for Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). Margot is described as beautiful and compelling, but has suffered years of abuse at the hands of her serial killer brother. She will arrive in episode eight.
“Hannibal” is based on the characters from the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and was developed for television by Bryan Fuller, who also serves as writer and executive producer.
“We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling,” Salke said. “There are many great stories still to be told.”
Critics have strongly embraced the series, which stars Hugh Dancy as expert criminal profiler Will Graham, who has a unique ability to peer into the mind of serial killers. Mads Mikkelsen stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist who is helping with the cases and, unbeknownst to Will, is also a serial killer himself. Laurence Fishburne stars as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park also co-star.
Through its eight original telecasts to date, “Hannibal” is averaging a 2.0 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49, and 4.7 million viewers overall in “most current” results from Nielsen Media Research. ”Hannibal” is the youngest drama on ABC, CBS, and NBC, with a median age for its audience of 45.7. It’s also an upscale drama, indexing at a 111 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 indicating an average concentration of those homes). Additionally, “Hannibal” is heavily time-shifted, with its 18-49 rating growing by 75% going from next-day “live plus same day” ratings to “live plus seven day” results.
In addition to Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Jesse Alexander, Chris Brancato, Sara Colleton, Katie O’Connell, Elisa Roth, Sidonie Dumas, and Christophe Riandee also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Gaumont International Television, Dino De Laurentiis Company, and Living Dead Guy Productions and co-commissioned internationally by Sony Pictures Television Networks.