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One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies," "Heroes"), based on the characters from Thomas Harris' classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.
Will Graham (Hugh Dancy, "The Big C") 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...
Fuller is a writer and an executive producer. Martha De Laurentiis ("Red Dragon," "Hannibal"), Sara Colleton ("Dexter"), Jesse Alexander ("Lost," "Heroes") and Katie O'Connell also serve as executive producers. David Slade is the director/executive producer for the series pilot. "Hannibal" is produced by Gaumont International Television.
Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen and Laurence Fishburne; Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park
Bryan Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Jesse Alexander, David Slade, Sara Colleton (pilot), Chris Brancato, Katie O'Connell, Elisa Roth, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee
Developed for television by:
Based on the characters from the book "Red Dragon" by Thomas Harris
Jennifer Schuur, Carol Dunn Trussell
Tim King, Jim Danger Gray
Cami Patton and Jennifer Lare (US), Tina Gerussi (Canada)
Patti Podesta, Matthew Davies
Directors of Photography
Jim Hawkinson, Karim Hussain
Art Jones (Editor), Janice Ierulli (Dialogue Editor), Mark Shnuriwsky and Gray Alastair (Sound Editors), Joe Mancuso (Music Editor)
Gaumont International Television, Dino De Laurentiis Company, Living Dead Guy