The real title of this news piece should be “If you aren’t already watching this show, why the $@#% not?”
Hannibal is without a doubt one of the most entertaining and ambitious shows to be aired on the quote-unquote major airwaves in, like, forever. (Well. you know, if you’re into the whole serial killer genre.) Not since The Silence of the Lambs has the character of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (played this time around most convincingly by Mads Mikkelsen) been so compelling, and never before has his relationship with FBI profiling pioneer William Graham (Hugh Dancy) been portrayed in such an interesting light. In a just world, the pilot alone would have been a major Hollywood blockbuster — and the more things play out with the NBC series prequel to Red Dragon, the more the stakes and entertainment quotients are raised. Hannibal also has a hell of a show runner in Bryan Fuller, who brought such awesome fare as Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me (a personal favorite) to the airwaves.
NBC’s recent release of the station’s fall schedule remains adamantly vague when considering Hannibal‘s fate. Given the fact that
cancellation has not been announced, hope remains. Hop on your digital cable and satellite boxes, people! Tune into this show if you haven’t yet, and experience some of the best genre work a major network has allowed to grace their broadcast in years. At the very least, tune in for an appetizer…the main course has yet to be served, and it would be a shame to doggie bag the whole thing before it really gets started.
Source: Bleeding Cool