NBC’s ‘Hannibal': Watch the Series Premiere Here
The ratings for NBC’s dismally dark crime drama ‘Hannibal‘ have officially come in at around 4.3 million viewers, which certainly don’t serve as anything to get the blood pumping, but offer a ray of hope for NBC’s usually tough Thursday schedule. We loved the premiere, but how would you like to chance to see what you’ve missed? Watch the full pilot “Aperitif” of NBC’s Bryan Fuller-helmed ‘Hannibal’ inside!
Bryan Fuller’s Mads Mikkelsen/Hugh Dancy-starring drama ‘Hannibal’ served up its season premiere “Aperitif” last night, though the critically-acclaimed series still faced an uphill battle in attracting viewers to its Thursday 10:00 P.M. slot. The new series reexamines the relationship between iconic serial killer Hannibal Lecter and troubled FBI profiler Will Graham in a modern context, working through their early years together investigating homicides.
In addition to Mikkelsen and Dancy, ‘Hannibal’ boasts appearances from Laurence Fishburne in the role of Jack Crawford, Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Alana Bloom, and Lara Jean Chorostecki as a female interpretation of ‘Red Dragon’ character Freddy Lounds, Upcoming episodes will also feature ‘Dead Like Me’s’ Ellen Muth, Lance Henriksen and ‘The X-Files’ star Gillian Anderson, comedian Eddie Izzard, ‘SNL‘ alum Molly Shannon, ‘Pushing Daisies’ vet Ellen Greene, ‘Wonderfalls’ star Chelan Simmons, and Raul Esparza as Dr. Frederick Chilton.
Be mindful of your lunch, and check out the full premiere of NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ series below! Let us know what you thought of the pilot episode “Aperitif” in the comments!