Is a Hannibal revival one step closer?

  Ever since Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal was canned at the end of series three by home US network NBC, fans of the show were hoping that someone else would pick it up. The series, starring Hugh Dancy as FBI special investigator Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Dr Hannibal Lecter, had formed a rabid cult following…

Mads Mikkelsen: We want Hannibal to return for a fourth season

Hannibal is one of our favourite crime dramas. Its gloriously trippy, nightmarish retelling of the Hannibal Lecter story, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy (among others), has, during its three series, pushed the boundaries of taste and credulity for US network dramas. Its charmed life seemed to come to an end last year when its…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E12/13), Wednesday 26th August, Sky Living

Though Will Graham’s family have escaped death at the hands of the Red Dragon, the deranged killer is still a threat, all the more because he has become the pawn of an even greater force, Hannibal; Francis Dolarhyde has become Hannibal’s ‘agency in the world’. With Hannibal unwilling to reveal what he knows of Dolarhyde –…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E11/13), Wednesday 19th August, Sky Living

So, Will Graham has met (rather unexpectedly) The Tooth Fairy, Francis Dolarhyde; of course, he still doesn’t know who he is, how he selects his victims, or the fact that Hannibal is in contact with him and may be manipulating him. Will, Crawford and Alana discuss this development, and the significance of Dolarhyde having eaten the…

Review: Hannibal (S1 E9/13), Wednesday 12th August, Sky Living

With Francis Dolarhyde established as the villain of the piece, and Hannibal Lecter almost having taken over Jack Crawford’s role as the investigator of the Tooth Fairy’s family murders, all the roles in Hannibal have been reversed; all save that of Will Graham, who still finds himself stricken with the ability to put himself in the mind…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E9/13), Wednesday 5th August, Sky Living

For many Hannibal fans, most familiar with the Red Dragon/Manhunter cycle, the story starts here, with the cannibalistic killer behind bars, and profiler Will Graham coming to him for help in the case of The Tooth Fairy, the serial killer who strikes at whole families when the moon is full. Hannibal, bored with his other visitors…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E8/13), Wednesday 29th July, Sky Living

If you only know Hannibal from the movies, not the books or this TV series, everything up to now has been a prequel; for you, the real story probably begins here. Because as scary as Hannibal is in the outside world, he’s almost scarier where he’s more familiarly seen, in a cage. Last week we saw…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E7/13), Wednesday 22nd July, Sky Living

In some ways, Hannibal could finish here; plot-lines are resolved, old scores are settled, balance is restored, closure is achieved. But it can’t finish here; in fact, it’s hardly begun. Though this episode, Digestivo, ends with Will Graham alive and free, and Hannibal caged, that’s not the end of the relationship. It’s merely the beginning.

Review: Hannibal (S3 E6/13), Wednesday 15th July , Sky Living

Hannibal, battered and bloodied after Crawford’s attack, has made his way home to Bedelia, who stitches him up; Will, battered and bloodied after being attacked by Chiyoh, has made his way to Florence, meeting Crawford as the eviscerated Pazzi is cut down. Why did neither attacker follow through and make the kill? – because only…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E5/13), Wednesday 8th July, Sky Living

Things go from bad to worse for Hannibal fans, as it now seems that both Amazon and Netflix have passed on the opportunity to pick up the cancelled show; and as if to put the final nail in its coffin, the contracts of lead players Mads Mikkelson and Hugh Dancy have apparently expired. Let’s hope…

Review: Hannibal (S3 E4/13), Wednesday 1st July, Sky Living

Hannibal’s victims – if they survive the experience – seem to like to form cosy little clubs, in which the main topic of conversation is, well, Hannibal. Will Graham, Crawford and Pazzi form one little club; and this week, Bloom and Verger get to set up their own local chapter.