'Hannibal' Renewed
Posted at 4:55 PM (PDT) on Thursday, May 30, 2013

NBC Renews ‘Hannibal’ For Second Season
By Patrick Munn
TV Wise
May 31st, 2013

It was the only series from the 2012-2013 season whose fate was unknown even after the upfronts, but NBC has now renewed Hannibal for a second season of 13 episodes.

Developed for NBC by Bryan Fuller, Hannibal is a contemporary take on the characters from Thomas Harris’ "Red Dragon" novel and, as such, revolves around FBI Special Agent Will Graham and his mentor, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

The drama series stars Hugh Dancy as William Graham, Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Alana Bloom, Lara Jean Chorostecki as Freddie Lounds, and Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. [Gillian Anderson has a recurring role as Hannibal's psychiatrist, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier.]

“We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “There are many great stories still to be told.”

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