If like us you were quietly devastated when Hannibal was officially canceled, you’ll be pleased to know that the third season arrives on Home Entertainment Monday, October 19th.
The creation of Thomas Harris has taken on numerous movie incarnations, but Bryan Fuller’s small screen reimagining of the Red Dragon characters was as compelling as it was grotesque. I saw that with high praise as Hannibal ranks as one of my favourite recent TV shows, and, as a rule, I’m not overly fond of TV series’ based on movies. Mads Mikkelsen gives a towering performance, and he is well matched by Hugh Dancy’s haunted Will Graham.
The third and possibly final season is divided into two chapters; firstly we follow the good doctor and Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) on the run (in style). Interestingly, this serves as a reworking of the book Hannibal and is followed by a brutal telling of the Red Dragon saga. Richard Armitage brings Francis Dolarhyde (aka The Tooth Fairy) to life with terrifying results, and should this be the last we see of Hannibal, the show goes out on fine form. Naturally, I’m hoping for a fourth helping or a TV movie to wrap up the story, but with both leading men taking on new projects we could be in for a very long wait.
Hannibal Season 3 is released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 19th.
The dark and haunting series Hannibal returns for a third season, revealing the fates of characters hanging in the balance, and the continuing psychological cat and mouse games they face. After the shocking events of the season two finale, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe—accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson)—sporting a new identity, but servicing the same insatiable appetite.
As the lives of Will (Hugh Dancy), Jack (Laurence Fishburne), and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal again, each with their own motivations to catch him once and for all, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected ways.
In the second half of the season, Jack implores Will to help him catch a new threat, a serial killer preying on families, known in the press as the Tooth Fairy, but self-proclaimed as The Great Red Dragon. The hunt may force Will to turn to an unwelcome source of insight—his old adversary, Hannibal.