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NBC Renews 'Hannibal' For A Second Season (Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres)

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 30, 2013 8:36 PM
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On the heels of Sergio's enthusiastic post on the episode of the series with the black serial killer...

NBC has given a 13-episode second-season renewal to its critically applauded drama Hannibal. The new season will air no earlier than midseason.

Hannibal is based on the characters from the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and was developed for television by Bryan Fuller, who also serves as writer and executive producer.

The series stars Hugh Dancy as expert criminal profiler Will Graham, who has a unique ability to peer into the mind of serial killers. Mads Mikkelsen stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist who is helping with the cases and, unbeknownst to Will, is also a serial killer himself.

Laurence Fishburne stars as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. 

Gina Torres, real-life wife of Fishburne plays... drumroll... Fishburne’s wife in the series. 

Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park also co-star.

Through its eight original telecasts to date, Hannibal is averaging 4.7 million viewers overall.

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  • ernest | May 31, 2013 9:10 PMReply

    Damn am I happy...the best show on Network TV bar None....and one of the best on TV period!....

  • Juwan Dickerson | May 31, 2013 3:18 PMReply

    I haven't gotten around to watching it yet, mainly because it's not available on Hulu+ (What up with that yo?) I didn't know Gina Torres was in it! Now it just became a must see for me! UMPH UMPH UMPH!!!

    Speaking of fine mature Black actresses, whatever happened to Penny Johnson?

  • bluefly | May 31, 2013 4:32 PM

    The last time I checked she replaced Ruben Santiago Hudson on ABC's Castle after his character was killed.

  • Josh | May 31, 2013 11:45 AMReply

    Great. This show has the scariest eating on tv.

  • ALM | May 30, 2013 9:53 PMReply

    Wow....even this still shot is creepy. Good job on the lighting

  • bluefairy | May 30, 2013 9:50 PMReply

    Awesome. It took them long enough.

  • Tom Haverford | May 30, 2013 9:22 PMReply

    There's a typo up there. "The series stars Hugh Dancy as expert criminal profiler Will Dancy" That second name should be Will Graham.

    This is great news, though. Quality tv lives to see another day, and everyone wins.

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