Hannibal: Season 3 (2015)


Season 3

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Bryan Fuller serves up another delightfully demented season of Hannibal, featuring a hearty helping of gorgeous gore, paired with a sweet side of twisted humor.



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Air date: Jun 4, 2015

Season 3 opens with Hannibal moving through the European landscape with Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) after eluding FBI capture. Hannibal assumes a new identity in Florence, Italy, working at a museum.

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Air date: Jun 11, 2015

A healed Will follows a hunch and lands in Italy to search for Hannibal Lecter. Will draws suspicion from an inspector, who then tries to enlist Will's help to apprehend Lecter.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2015

Will gains a potential ally in his continuing hunt for Hannibal when he makes his way to Hannibal's childhood home in Lithuania. Elsewhere, Jack arrives in Italy and hopes to avert tragedy by finding Will, and Bedelia gives Hannibal a warning.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2015

Dr. Chilton returns after surviving a disfiguring gunshot and rallies support to capture Hannibal, using Will as bait. Meanwhile, Jack urges Will to abandon the dangerous notion of finding Hannibal.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2013

The hunt for Hannibal heats up, as Crawford and Pazzi seek clues that will lead them to Hannibal's location. Elsewhere, Will and Chiyoh journey to Florence in a quest to track down Hannibal, and Alana continues to work with Mason Verger.

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Air date: May 2, 2013

Will and Jack reunite and renew their alliance, yet Jack questions Will's true loyalty. Meanwhile, Hannibal and Bedelia sense their time in Florence is reaching its end as Hannibal plots his final stand, and Mason Verger plans Hannibal's capture.

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Air date: May 9, 2013

Will and Hannibal are captured by police in Italy and await Mason's revenge, as Alana launches a rescue attempt. Meanwhile, Hannibal reconnects with his old patient Margot, and Chiyoh is informed of Hannibal's location.

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Air date: May 16, 2013

Hannibal has been imprisoned for three years at the Baltimore State Hospital when a new villain emerges in one Francis Dolarhyde. Jack reaches out to Will to help him track down the brutal serial killer.

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Air date: May 23, 2013

The search for serial killer Francis Dolarhyde heats up as Will delves into dangerous territory. He envisions himself in Dolarhyde's psyche and contacts Hannibal Lecter for help in profiling the killer. Meanwhile, a new woman enters Dolarhyde's life.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2015

Carvings symbolizing the Great Red Dragon are retrieved from crime scenes, casting light on Francis Dolarhyde's warped psyche. Meanwhile, both Dolarhyde and Will seek the wisdom of Hannibal Lecter, and Will reaches out to Bedelia Du Maurier.

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In the wake of the devestating conclusion to series 2, Hannibal Lecter has fled to Europe to escape the eyes of American law. However, it's not long before Jack Crawford and Hannibal's friend and nemesis Will Graham renew their pursuit for him.

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Tao Okamoto
Hugh Dancy
Will Graham
Caroline Dhavernas
Dr. Alana Bloom
Mads Mikkelsen
Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Aaron Abrams
Brian Zeller
Richard Armitage
Francis Dolarhyde
Rutina Wesley
Reba McClane
Nina Arianda
Molly Graham
Fortunato Cerlino
Insp. Rinaldo Pazzi
Joe Anderson
Mason Verger
Raúl Esparza
Dr. Frederick Chilton
Kacey Rohl
Abigail Hobbs
Glenn Fleshler
Dr. Cordell Doemling
Gabriel Browning Rodriguez
Trudy Weiss
Grandmother Dolarhyde
Bryan Fuller
Elisa Roth
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Critic Reviews for Hannibal Season 3

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (20)

If Hannibal wasn't already too cerebral for the average horror fan, it may have accidentally stumbled into the muck of pretension... But despite the audience-building challenges Fuller sometimes throws in the path of his monster, it's hard to hate him.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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The meal being served is different, but the chef remains the same. And viewers need not fear what Hannibal cooks up next.

Jun 4, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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On every level, Bryan Fuller and the team behind Hannibal are elevating what we should expect from network television.

Jun 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Hannibal enthralls the viewer's aesthetic sense with its stunning photography, sophisticated use of imagery, and breathtaking beauty while at the same time threatening to steal away our soul, dragging it deep into the void.

Jun 2, 2015 | Full Review…

The precise and surgical control Hannibal has always exercised is starting to unravel and it's exciting to see how his downfall eventually unfolds.

Jun 5, 2015 | Full Review…
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Thanks to some sharp dialogue pleated with myriad meanings, Mikkelsen and Anderson enthrall just as much as the show's usual histrionic, CGI-addled murder-as-performance-art setpieces.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This is a wonderful, beautiful, and captivating plummet into madness.

Jun 22, 2020 | Full Review…

'Twas the most deliciously warped love letter ever written by a horrifically, beautiful mind.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

It might as well be on the silver screen at a film festival for the level of auteuritsm on display. If you aren't watching, you're missing out.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The degree to which Hannibal is willing to withhold answers and meaning while still managing to present a thoroughly engrossing show from week-to-week is refreshing.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Its boldest, most ambitious, and most novelistic [season] yet, though it runs the risk of becoming too caught up in its own aesthetic.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In this, Hannibal remains beautifully consistent as one of the most poetic shows on television.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 3

  • Sep 16, 2020
    ''A great experience in horror thriller. Very mental, artistically darker than noir. Unique. So imaginative and getting darker. I really got scared often and more than I expected.'' That was what I said for the previous seasons too. Super scary, extremely good. I wasn't too much into the second part of the third season which I feel more like an imitation of the movie. Also, I didn't get why 2 characters had to become lesbians. The first half of this season is great, the second half is good.
  • Sep 08, 2020
    Great to watch and also relates to movies
  • Sep 05, 2020
    amazing ending. the best tv ever, must watch!!!!!!!
  • Aug 17, 2020
    This season was so freaking awesome I absolutely loved it so much, the writing is so much better than the writing of the shows nowadays.
  • Aug 17, 2020
    Fantastic in every single detail, the story just got better and the ending was so beautiful to watch I'm terrified about how much I liked that.
  • Aug 16, 2020
    The entire series was unnecessary. It dragged along way too much. When you watch a show about Hannibal Lector you expect to see him, though it was more focused on the other "filler" killings
  • Aug 15, 2020
    One of my favorite shows ever, it made me appreciate horror and see it in a different way, less scaring and more the essence of it (If that makes sense). In short, incredibly well-written show, beautiful scenarios, and ideas and the execution of these complex relationships and concepts is surpassing.
  • Aug 02, 2020
    This show finds a way to make gore into art. And that in and of itself is a feat. but good ol' Bryan doesn't just stop there. He makes each character into an art piece themselves. Creating a universe where good and bad are not necessarily different things rather they are almost blurred together. The plot remains engaging and not repetitive and there is no "true" villain. The color pallet follows the ever unreliable perspective of Will Graham's mind, as well as the camera angles — growing closer and more blurred along with him. This is of course in juxtaposition to other characters who are becoming more firm and unmoving their colors and angles growing brighter and almost hard to look at. The music choices as well as the visuals create a constant collage of messages that reveal just enough to keep you as confused as the characters you are seeing. This show will leave you on the edge of your seat and rewatching it proves to reveal even more every time. The only weak point in my opinion is season one where it feels like it is trying to be a cop show. Season two and especially season three really shows just how psychological and thrilling the mind of Bryan is.
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  • Jun 25, 2020
    One of the weakest shows ever. Too bad for the actors who have a reputation of working for much better projects, first of all, Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne. The movie is pretentious, disjunctive, bluntly stupid, with the never ending a la "philosophical" debates between Lecter and Will, with no meaning, and with very predictable "twists" of the script. Lecter could have been caught much more easily in Season 1 or 2 already, yet, the patrons of this project wanted to pile up more bloody scenes just for the sake of it. Was quite surprised to see a very poor performance by Gillian Anderson, thought it was just X-Files Dana Sculley role that made her play badly back then, but as a Bedelia, the "psychiatrist", who in Season 1 and 2 was yet mysterious, but by the end of the movie became so obviously a parody of her character that it became simply annoying, especially that manner of speaking through hushed whisper dying out in her throat every time she opened her mouth. Bad job, Gillian, shame on you. Also a very repetitive and cheap twist with that Japanese girl, a Lecter's devotee. So trite and so stereotypical. Emerged form nowhere and vanished din nowhere... Hallo? A line with the pig king was so boring too that I had to fast forward half of the movie with him and his sister. Oh my, what a waste of money spent on this. And time: was waiting for something to happen in a better line of the genre, like in The silence of the lambs, for example, but alas. A poor screen writing behind the movie.

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