Hannibal Returns February 2014

Jason McDonald

Though “Hannibal” might have belly flopped when it came to the ratings, the show certainly made a splash with critics and fans.  It seemed like an impossible task to wring out a compelling television series out of a hit movie that spawned a few underwhelming sequels.  However, show creator Bryan Fuller managed to do it and now he’ll be getting the chance to continue his story when “Hannibal” returns next February.

NBC announced today that they would be bringing “Hannibal” back on a new night this February.  The second season is set to debut February 28th on Friday at 10 PM.  A time slot that is currently held by NBC’s “Dracula”, but that’ll be finished by the time “Hannibal” is ready to go.

The reason for the shift from Thursday to Friday is two-fold.  One is because Friday night has become NBC’s “horror” lineup.  The network currently has “Grimm” there and had it paired with “Dracula”.  With “Dracula” coming to an end, it allows the network to slip in “Hannibal” and continue their theme.  The second reason, I imagine, is to help bolster Hannibal’s ratings.  “Grimm” has been a strong performer for the network and I’m sure they’re hoping that some of the viewers from that show will carry over to “Hannibal”.  It’s certainly worth a try as the move couldn’t hurt the show’s ratings.

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…

Starring Hugh Dancy as Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter, “Hannibal” will breathe new life into a deadly classic. Laurence Fishburne and Caroline Dhavernas co-star.

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      1. Larry Brown December 20, 2013 at 5:19 am

        I love this show.

      2. Debbie Childers December 20, 2013 at 5:30 am


      3. Linda King December 20, 2013 at 6:41 am

        That’s just plain icky.

      4. Andre Riwaka December 20, 2013 at 7:55 am

        Awesome series…. If u liked American Psycho you’ll definitely LIKE this show.

      5. Jeanette Lucero December 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

        Love this series! Glad it’s gotten a second season.

      6. Phil Sammons December 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

        What a cool show!!

      7. Scott Adel December 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm

        Jonathan you and me buddy for sure

      8. Karen Jordan December 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        I love this show

      9. Punch Killmaster December 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

        This show didn’t do it for me. The casting for Hannibal Lecter is completely wrong.

        Dr. Lecter is supposed to inject humor into inappropriate situations, and as far as I can tell, Mads Mikkelson can’t even crack a smile.

      10. Lauren December 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm

        Here is the problem: NBC has CLEARLY not learned from Breaking Bad. After the end of the season it should’ve started appearing on Netflix so people who didn’t jump on board could and maybe the ratings would pick up a bit this season. Did NBC do that? OF COURSE NOT. What also helped BB was piracy so maybe the target audience is young enough and savvy enough to get to watch it for free anyway so it won’t be an issue but still a dumb movie on NBC’s part I think.