Hannibal: Season 1 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Hannibal caters to an intellectual audience that prefers plenty of gore in its psychological thrillers, with a polished presentation of madness.

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 4, 2013
Air date: Apr 11, 2013
Air date: Apr 18, 2013
Air date: Oct 24, 2013
Air date: Apr 25, 2013
Air date: May 2, 2013
Air date: May 9, 2013
Air date: May 16, 2013
Air date: May 23, 2013
Air date: May 30, 2013

Season Info

Before SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, before RED DRAGON, Hannibal Lecter was a brilliant psychiatrist in the employ of the FBI. His task: to help an unusually gifted criminal profiler, Will Graham, who is haunted by his ability to see into the minds of serial killers. From the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller (HEROES, PUSHING DAISIES), and the artful direction of David Slade (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT), comes a series exploring the early relationship of Thomas Harris? famous … More

Cast

Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen
as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Hugh Dancy
Hugh Dancy
as Special Agent Will G...
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
as Jack Crawford
Caroline Dhavernas
Caroline Dhavernas
as Dr. Alana Bloom
Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson
as Jimmy Price
Mark Rendall
Mark Rendall
as Nick Boyle
John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
as Dr. Sutcliffe
Raul Esparza
Raul Esparza
as Dr. Chilton
Kacey Rohl
Kacey Rohl
as Abigail
Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky
as Miriam
Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
as Dr. Bedilia Du Mauri...
Aaron Abrams
Aaron Abrams
as Brian Zeller
Hettienne Park
Hettienne Park
as Beverly Katz
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Critic Reviews for Hannibal: Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (22)

The last half of "Hannibal"'s debut season is as good as anything on television.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
Film Freak Central

Hannibal is promising to be mighty delicious. Mads Mikkelsen will see to that.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
We Got This Covered

Hyperstylized and, at times, hypnotically beautiful, it's a nightmare masquerading as a dream, the rare cannibal story that has the smarts to back up its hunger for brains.

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
Grantland
Top Critic

That's right: Creator Bryan Fuller has made Hannibal scary again.

Full Review… | June 18, 2013
Slant Magazine

The result is a challenging psychological thriller within a gripping crime procedural.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Kansas City Star

For the most part Hannibal suffers from the same fatal flaw as its main character: It takes itself so seriously that it's no fun at all..

Full Review… | April 8, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 1

Maybe not my favourite, and maybe not the highest replay value, but certainly from a technical standpoint the BEST show on television right now.

Gimly Monocle
Gimly Monocle

Super Reviewer

½

An intelligent and gruesome revision of one of the most iconic characters in the history of cinema. Season 1 brought together many promising actors both old and new to create the ensemble. It follows the "monster of the week" format while maintaining a main plot, the main plot itself wasn't that great but there were plenty of interesting deaths displayed in the show. I am genuinely surprised to see this being produced by NBC, I usually don't expect much from them but Hannibal kept my interest going till the end.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

Everyone thought this was gonna be a dud, didn't we? However, Hannibal quickly left a mark after a couple of episodes, for dealing with themes that is rare to see on crime drama recently on TV. Death is present at every corner and it deals heavily with the impact it causes on everyone investigating it. It's a depressing journey that's also quite beautiful, thanks to some grade A cinematography and creepy imagery from the serial killers, that always have something to say about the common theme of the episode we're watching. Very smart work. Which leaves us to the dynamic of the characters, which is just great with the leads. Mikkelsen is the perfect Hannibal The Cannibal: a complete manipulative lizard, pro on micro expressions. Seriously, watch this on a big screen to notice all the little nuances on his face. And Dancy is an appropriate damaged investigator that has a great transformation throughout the season.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

½

Idrees Khan
Idrees Khan

Super Reviewer

jlewis07
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

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