Hannibal: Season 2 (2014)



Critic Consensus: 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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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.

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Critic Reviews for Hannibal Season 2

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Fuller et al. have succeeded in making not just a cogent adaptation but one of the finest dramas on television, all by tapping into the inherent terror of being made over not in God's image, but in Lucifer's.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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With its gory violence and occasional highbrow dialogue, it's hard to believe Hannibal airs on an American broadcast network. But really, it's hard to believe it's on TV at all. It's a marvelous, malificent miracle.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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This second-season run has been so extraordinary, and Bryan Fuller clearly has so much story left to tell, so the fact that NBC will continue to air this extraordinary show is really heartening.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 26, 2014 | Full Review…
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Hannibal is the rare network show with an utterly unique visual palette - even if it's one many might find distinctly unpalatable.

Mar 12, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 4, 2014 | Full Review…

So much of this show is built around talking that the actors need to be damn near perfect, and they usually are. Mikkelsen in particular stands out because although as a character he's utterly monstrous, you still feel bad for the guy.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A brilliant second season... Mads Mikkelsen earned an Emmy this year.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Season two of Hannibal hits the ground running, hard. From the first frame, it's clear what we have now is a show that's found itself, and is going to do everything in its power to keep us guessing until the very gruesome, bitter end.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A twisting, turning, disturbing and utterly thrilling narrative about madness, love, connection and the very human capacity for evil.

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Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 2

Just as good as season 1 if not better!

Beautiful art for your screen.

Season was strung out needlessly

ok. once you´ve accepted (after watching season one) that this is a completely over the top serial killer world with all too many killers and permanent slasher- and gore-deaths which nobody could ever manage to arrange that way, season 2 a very good take on this "fantasy" world.

Season two of Hannibal was absolutely amazing, introducing mason verger and amplifying the the performance of Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy to another level, One of the few series out there requiring a few viewings to truly grasp. Bryan Fuller and Thomas Harris really blew this out of the park.

Season 2 raised the bar and surpassed Season 1 by pushing itself visually and cinematically by extending the story through unforeseeable circumstances, which successfully shapes character development and consequences that unravel throughout the show. The stunning, devilish imagery also never disappoints.

Pure TV Brilliance you really don't get much better than this. Polished performances, tight screenplay fabulous cinematography. some may say that it may be too arty but is that really possible ? By far one the finest TV seasons of any ever to grace the screen

Amazing season is all I have to honestly say.


Even better than the first season this is top notch entertainment for fans of Hannibal Lecktor. Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter is the puppet master again controlling everything from behind the scenes while aiding the cops in their investigations. Mads Mikkelsen is again on terrific form and the cliffhanger of this season is absolutely brilliant. This is a show that deserves a bigger audience.

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