Is Hannibal Really a Comedy? Creator Bryan Fuller Seems to Think So!
Do you ever laugh out loud when watching "Hannibal"? As seasoned horror fans, no doubt many of us do. And someone else who does is series creator Bryan Fuller, who was recently interviewed for the web series "Post Mortem with Scott Thompson."
Along with getting Fuller to explain what lured him to the project, Thompson, who plays crime scene investigator Jimmy Price on the show, also got a few teases of what's still to come in the second season.
Check out the interview below via TV Guide; here are some highlights:
"I was just intrigued with a gentleman cannibal," Fuller says. "There was so much fun to what he does as somebody who eats the rude — there was inherent comedy to be had. I see this as a very, very, very dark comedy."
Fuller explains that although his show deals with serial killers, he doesn't think "Hannibal" plays by the same rules as other series in the genre. "The serial killers are fantastical; it's a heightened reality," he says. "The reality of it is covered so well on other crime procedural shows where women are frequently raped and murdered. That's something I don't want to do on this show. I find it really difficult to derive any sort of entertainment from rape."
As for those clues of what's ahead, Fuller promises that Will (Hugh Dancy) will go to extreme (and dangerous) lengths in order to bring Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) to justice. "It's going to be a bloodbath," Fuller says of the finale. "It ends poorly for most."
Yep, somehow we don't think Jack will be laughing along with Fuller when things are all said and done at the end of Season 2!
"Hannibal" Episode 2.09 - "Shiizakana" (airs 4/25/14; 10-11PM)
THE GRISLY DISCOVERY OF A MAN’S BODY THAT HAS BEEN TORN TO SHREDS PROMPTS THE FBI TO INVESTIGATE AND DETERMINE WHETHER THE CULPRIT WAS MAN, BEAST... OR BOTH - The FBI is called in to investigate the grisly discovery of a truck driver’s body, seemingly torn apart by two separate species of animal working in tandem, neither of which consumed their kill.
After one of his therapy sessions, Will (Hugh Dancy) meets Hannibal’s (Mads Mikkelsen) strange new patient, Margot Verger (guest star Katharine Isabelle). Will and Margot compare notes on Hannibal and his unconventional advice. Continually encouraging his patients to revel in what they are, Hannibal aims to determine Will’s true self by sending him a test, the results of which surprise even Hannibal.
Also starring Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson; guest starring Jeremy Davies.
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