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Hannibal is an ongoing television series, currently in production at NBC, that is based on the series of novels by Thomas Harris and focuses on the budding relationship between FBI criminal profiler Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a forensic psychiatrist destined to become Graham's most cunning enemy. The series has received a 13 episode order for its first season, and has been approved for a second season.



  • Executive Producer/Developer/Writer: Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, Star Trek: DS9, Heroes)
  • Executive Producer/Pilot Director: David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, Breaking Bad)


Season 1

Episode # Series # Title Airdate Production Code
1 1 "Apéritif" April 4, 2013 101
2 2 "Amuse-Bouche" April 11, 2013 102
3 3 "Potage" April 18, 2013 103
4 4 "Oeuf" Unaired 104
5 5 "Coquilles" April 25, 2013 105
6 6 "Entrée" May 2, 2013 106
7 7 "Sorbet" May 9, 2013 107
8 8 "Fromage" May 16, 2013 108
9 9 "Trou Normand" May 23, 2013 109
10 10 "Buffet Froid" May 30, 2013 110
11 11 "Rôti" June 6, 2013 111
12 12 "Relevés" June 13, 2013 112
13 13 "Savoureux" June 20, 2013 113

Production Notes

  • NBC gave the series a financial commitment before Fuller had completeled his script.
  • On February 14, 2012, NBC bypassed the pilot stage of development by giving the series as 13-episode first season based solely on the strength of Fuller's script.
  • Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the project, Bryan Fuller discussed the limited episode order and the continuing story arc he envisions for the series. "Doing a cable model on network television gives us the opportunity not to dally in our storytelling because we have a lot of real estate to cover." Speaking specifically about the Hannibal Lecter character, Fuller said, "There is a cheery disposition to our Hannibal. He's not being telegraphed as a villain. If the audience didn't know who he was, they wouldn't see him coming. What we have is Alfred Hitchcock's principle of suspense — show the audience the bomb under the table and let them sweat when it's going to go boom." He went on to call the relationship between Graham and Lecter as "really a love story", saying "As Hannibal has said [to Graham] in a couple of the movies, 'You're a lot more like me than you realize.' We'll get to the bottom of exactly what that means over the course of the first two seasons." [1]
  • On April 10, 2012, the ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group acquired the rights to broadcast the series in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark beginning in 2013.
  • The series will also air in New Zealand, beginning 25th January 2014.




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