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Hannibal: Season 2 (2014)

Hannibal: Season 1
Hannibal: Season 1



Average Rating: 9.2/10
Reviews Counted: 23
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 0

With powerful imagery and a strong, unpredictable story, season two of Hannibal continues to build on the first season's promise.


Average Rating: 8.1/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 0

With powerful imagery and a strong, unpredictable story, season two of Hannibal continues to build on the first season's promise.



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Season Info

Series 2 follows Will Graham's continuing battle to prove his innocence while trying to disprove Hannibal's. Graham's trial faces multiple interruptions when it appears that he and his alleged crimes have gained an admirer who seems to want to control Graham's fate. Elsewhere, other members of the FBI have started closing the net around Hannibal causing him to act in order to save himself.

Genre: Horror

Network: NBC




Air date: Feb 28, 2014


"Kaiseki," 02/28/2014: In the Season 2 premiere, Will fights to prove his innocence from behind bars as Jack, Alana and Hannibal debate his fate. HD Version

Air date: Mar 7, 2014


"Sakizuke," 03/07/2014: Will cautiously reconnects with Hannibal as the serial killer creating human murals meets a colorful end. HD Version

Air date: Mar 14, 2014


Will's trial begins, as those closest to him take sides and Jack is pulled in conflicting directions. Meanwhile, a court bailiff is killed in what appears to be a slaying copied from the crimes Will is accused of committing. Cynthia Nixon guest stars.

Air date: Mar 21, 2014


Beverly works on a mural-killer case and secretly consults Will, whose suspicions rise about Hannibal. Elsewhere, a body is found in a meadow.

Air date: Mar 28, 2014


"Mukozuke," 03/28/2014: Encouraged by the psychopathic Dr. Gideon, Will hatches a murderous plan to end Hannibal's reign of terror. Eddie Izzard guest stars.

Air date: Apr 4, 2014


"Futamono," 04/04/2014: Hannibal draws suspicion as he hosts a dinner party while the Chesapeake Ripper is on a killing spree. HD Version

Air date: Apr 11, 2014


Jack's star pupil (Anna Chlumsky) is found alive, and she becomes the best hope to identify the Chesapeake Ripper. Meanwhile, Will is released from Chilton's asylum; Will warns Chilton that he could be in danger; suspicions about Hannibal build.

Air date: Apr 18, 2014


Will rejoins the FBI team to help investigate a peculiar case. Meanwhile, Will resumes his doctor-patient relationship with Hannibal, yet Alana questions Will's true motives; Will and Hannibal scramble to keep a witness safe.

Air date: Apr 25, 2014


The team investigates when a truck driver's body is discovered, apparently torn apart by two different species of animals working together. Meanwhile, Will meets Hannibal's bizarre new patient and trades notes about Hannibal with her; Hannibal tests Will to determine Will's true self.

Air date: May 2, 2014


Hannibal and Will form a bond as Will undergoes a dark transformation. Meanwhile, the team investigates a disturbing tableaux; Margot grows concerned over her brother's violent nature; and Will agrees to be interviewed for Freddie's book.

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (0)

Welcome back, Fannibals! It's been a long wait, but Bryan Fuller's incredible, dark and beautifully haunting take on Dr. Lecter has finally returned, and if the premiere episode is any indication, we're in for one hell of a season of Hannibal.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

Hannibal is the rare network show with an utterly unique visual palette - even if it's one many might find distinctly unpalatable.

March 12, 2014 Full Review Source: Grantland

With the first two episodes of season two of Bryan Fuller's brilliant reimagining of Thomas Harris' Hannibal... the creators of what I considered to be the best network drama of 2013 set the stage to possibly top their first remarkable season.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source:

The psychological cat-and-mouse games the characters play are more interesting and a welcome respite from the intense, horrifying serial killer stories.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hannibal's second season elevates the surprisingly-high bar set by the first - creating binge-worthy television that makes you, like the titular character, covet for more.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: The Wrap
The Wrap

If you're not watching Hannibal, you're missing out on one of the finest, most viscerally entertaining programs television (network or cable) has to offer.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: ScreenRant

The show raises many of [its] concepts to high art. It's a testament to Fuller's writing, Slade's vision, and the work of the many talented actors in this series. It all makes for a delicious opening course to the show's second season.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

Per usual, this is horror creativity at its finest.

March 4, 2014 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Having used its hiatus to miraculous effect, the show... is much better than it once was, perhaps the guiltiest pleasure on television at this time.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

This remains must watch TV.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source:

From the unofficial slogan of the show ("Eat the rude") to the food-theme episode titles ("Amuse-Bouche," "Potage"), [Bryan] Fuller leavens the grimness with just enough irony.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

At its heart, Hannibal is one of TV's best examinations of the nature of evil, but it's also a dark pulp thriller, with a rich sense of momentum and spine-tingling fun.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: AV Club

Assuming that Hannibal manages to keep going, I firmly believe that this show will serve as the proverbial wrecking ball in demolishing the final barrier in the cable/network divide. Hyperbole be damned-it's that much of a game-changer.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

The premiere's opening whetted the appetite and got me ready for the twists and turns that were coming our way.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

Everything ultimately boils down to Bryan Fuller's brilliant vision filled with luscious production design and beautifully macabre dreamscapes.

February 28, 2014 Full Review Source:

Hannibal is a terrifically performed, stylishly shot TV series that does, in stellar fashion, exactly what is sets out to do.

February 28, 2014 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

[It] is a feast of macabre freakishness, going beyond the realm of guilty pleasure in a sustained nightmare of horrific yet elegantly hypnotic design.

February 28, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

The show's greatest asset is its mastery of tone, a quality most shows don't have the time or inclination to get right.

February 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Vulture

Bryan Fuller's delicate rendering contains enough beautiful images and unexpected moments to operate a little longer, but this little lamb is perched on rickety legs.

February 27, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety

The last thing television needs is more serial killer dramas. But when they're this well made, this smart and creative and unexpectedly funny? Then, yes, more Hannibal, please.

February 27, 2014 Full Review Source: HitFix

Somehow it has become an engrossing, psychologically dense show that is also visually stunning. Hannibal is the kind of gem seldom found on network TV.

February 26, 2014 Full Review Source: Slate

Unlike Fox's The Following, it's the thinking man's serial-killer drama, a twisted tale that never trolls for cheap scares but is plenty terrifying.

February 26, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

For its authentic engagement with despair, Hannibal earns its wrenching nihilism.

February 20, 2014 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 2

I can't get enough of HANNIBAL! Such a brilliant and odd series! It takes a lot of risks and I applaud the showrunners for that!
April 4, 2014
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