Check Out a Violent and Gory Promo for NBC's 'Hannibal'

Check Out a Violent and Gory Promo for NBC's 'Hannibal'

Mar 14, 2013

Hannibal Mads Mikkelson

If you haven’t been following along, NBC is ready to launch a brand-new prequel series to Thomas Harris’ Silence of the Lambs next month – and we’ve got the newest bloody trailer to share with you today.

The new show, entitled Hannibal, features Hugh Dancy as Special Agent Will Graham. Graham is called back into service to hunt down a vicious serial killer – and he consults with none other than Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelson) to crack the case.

We kind of suspected that the series would be relatively tame in terms of gore and violence since it’s on NBC, but this new promo seems set to prove us wrong. With AMC’s The Walking Dead upping what is an acceptable level of violence on television, NBC appears to have decided to step things up in order to keep pace. 

Watch the clip below and let us know what you think. Mikkelson’s Hannibal seems suitably creepy to us and we’re more interested than ever in the series. Catch the first episode of Hannibal on April 4.

[via Vulture]

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