‘Hannibal’: It’s All a Dream, and It Hurts

By Matt Zoller Seitz Serial killers are a stupefyingly dull cliche, a means for storytellers to wallow in art-directed gore without dealing with the reality of crime and violence. Hannibal the cannibal, the psychiatrist and serial killer created by Thomas Harris, is as played-out today as Freddy Krueger was in the early nineties, thanks to […]

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NBC Orders Up Another Season of ‘Hannibal’

Just when it looked bad for “Hannibal,” the character finds new life. NBC has officially renewed its rookie drama series “Hannibal” for a second season, ordering 13 episodes of the show and finally providing relief to fans who had heard nothing on its future and worried that cancellation was coming after ratings slipped in recent […]

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Utah Station Executes ‘Hannibal’

This time it is “Hannibal” that is being put on the chopping block. The NBC series has been dropped by Salt Lake City-based affiliate KSL TV because of the program’s graphic content, according to Variety. Station officials stated that they made the decision to yank the series after monitoring episodes and receiving hundreds of complaints. […]

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Mads Mikkelsen as "Hannibal" (Photo: NBC)

NBC Pulls ‘Hannibal’ Episode in Wake of Boston Bombings

NBC has pulled next week’s episode of “Hannibal” in the wake of the Boston bombings, according to Variety. [xfinity-record-button id=”8513204174612854112″ program_type=”series”] The addictive TV prequel to pop culture’s most legendary serial killer had planned to air “Ceuf” as its fourth episode of the season, but the hour’s particularly disturbing content has led the network to […]

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Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen of "Hannibal" (Photo: NBC)

Strong Buzz for ‘Hannibal’: What the Critics Are Saying

If you were prepared to dismiss NBC’s new incarnation of Hannibal Lecter as just another forgettable TV remake that we didn’t need, we urge you to reconsider: “Hannibal” is actually pretty terrific. Creepy and chilling, yes, but also riveting. I know what you’re thinking, but wait…. [xfinity-record-button id=”8513204174612854112″ program_type=”series”] Premiering Thursday at 10/9c on NBC, […]

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