This weekend it’s NBC’s turn to present its wares during the TCA’s 2014 Winter Tour, and they knocked it out of the park with this new sneak peek of “Hannibal” Season 2. Watch it, watch it again, and start counting the days. There’s also a quick guest cast update and a little bit more.
Per IGN, during the network’s TCA presentation it was confirmed that Season 2 will see the return of several notable recurring players from Season 1, including Gillian Anderson as Dr. Du Maurier, Eddie Izzard as Dr. Gideon, and Raúl Esparza as Dr. Chilton.
New guest stars will include Jeremy Davies (“Lost,” “Justified”), Jonathan Tucker (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire). Plummer plays “somebody who will make you think twice about going to get an acupuncture,” said series creator Bryan Fuller, adding, “We have a lot of fun with the guest psychopaths.”
Going forward, Fuller promised “…some long arcs for the show… Things get really bad for lots of characters.”
“Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park co-star.
Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novels, “Hannibal” is the prequel to the story that began with the feature films Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs.
The second season of the critically acclaimed “Hannibal” will contain 13 episodes, beginning with “Kaiseki,” premiering Friday, February 28th, following “Grimm.”
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