Despite everyone heaping love and praise on premium and basic cable shows – not to mention the original programming on various streaming services like Netflix and Amazon – NBC’s “Hannibal” series is fighting the good fight for quality and adventurous programming on network television. The third season of the critically acclaimed show premieres later this week and four clips have arrived, via Rope of Silicon, to pump you up.
The upcoming Europe-set season of the Bryan Fuller-run show pilfers material from Thomas Harris‘ novels “Hannibal” and “Hannibal Rising” for the early run of episodes, while the final six will focus on “Red Dragon.” Gillian Anderson’s Bedelia Du Maurier has a much more prominent role, and among the guest stars will be Nina Arianda, who will play Will Graham’s wife. And oh yeah, this is all while the show makes a big time jump, and ditches the procedural format of the initial two seasons. Exciting stuff.
The wait for the third season of “Hannibal” ends tomorrow night when the first episode premieres. Watch four clips – which include both Mads Mikkelsen and Gillian Anderson – from the season premiere below.