Review and previews: NBC ‘Hannibal’ a taut adult drama (VIDEOS)

Prepare some Fava beans and get a valium and blankie at the ready, as NBC has artfully taken an iconic evil villain, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and reimagined him in a modern edge-of-the-seat series that is transcendent for broadcast television. It’s that good. <P></P> <P>NBC’s new serial-killer thriller “Hannibal” is a riveting psychological drama that elevates NBC from the pack. Showruner Bryan Fuller, whose previous work includes “Pushing Daisies" and “Dead Like Me,” has delivered a visual, albeit disturbing, adult drama.</P> <P>What we get is an Asperger’s type brilliant criminal profiler, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), and an urbane Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) before his run-ins with the law, whose psychopathic ways are hidden except to the viewers. FBI agent Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) interviews and puzzles these two out as he tries to crack murders and a case involving missing college girls.</P> <P>So the story takes our human spider, Lecter, enlisted to collaborate with Graham and Crawford to solve murders…over Chianti and Chez Lecter cuisine par excellence, of course. Hold the Meatloaf.</P> <P>“Hannibal” is a big leap for broadcast television. It’s beyond dark, beautifully lensed and cast with great care.  This is not family TV, but for the people out there who appreciate "Dexter", "Breaking Bad," "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Killing." </P> <P>If this is your genre, "Hannibal" is well worth your time.</P> <P>We have a deliciously creepy group of content for you as we eagerly approach the premiere this Thursday!  Below, we have seven brand-new preview clips for you and stay tuned for more big news coming on premiere day.</P> <P>HANNIBAL- Premieres Thursday, April 4th</P> <P>Facebook: <A href="https://www.facebook.com/NBCHannibal">https://www.facebook.com/NBCHannibal</A></P> <P>Twitter:  <A href="https://twitter.com/NBCHannibal">https://twitter.com/NBCHannibal</A></P> <P>Tumblr: <A href="http://nbchannibal.tumblr.com/">http://nbchannibal.tumblr.com/</A></P> <P>Pinterest: <A href="http://pinterest.com/nbchannibal/">http://pinterest.com/nbchannibal/</A></P> <P> </P> <P>He Knows How They Think</P> <P>Will Graham knows all about the meeting of minds.</P><IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n34480" frameBorder=0 width=560></IFRAME>Sense of Smell Dr. Lecter knows Will Graham is not like the others. <IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n34479" frameBorder=0 width=560></IFRAME>Forensic Foresight Will’s gift is a colorful curse. <IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n34436" frameBorder=0 width=560></IFRAME>Meeting Hannibal Jack Crawford introduces himself to Hannibal Lecter. <IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n34437" frameBorder=0 width=560></IFRAME>Dangerous Ground Jack needs Dr. Lecter to back off on head shrinking Will Graham. <IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n34438" frameBorder=0 width=560></IFRAME>Which Direction? Jack tries to keep Will Graham focused on a killer. <IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n34443" frameBorder=0 width=560></IFRAME>Promises Alana Bloom is looking out for Will Graham. <IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n34444" frameBorder=0 width=560></IFRAME>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.

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