AXN Announces the Global Launch Original Series HANNIBAL
AXN will premiere the highly anticipated, original series Hannibal on April 8, 2013 (Monday) at 10PM. A cinematic thriller from the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller (Heroes, Pushing Daisies) and the artful direction of David Slade (Twilight: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night), Hannibal explores the early relationship of Thomas Harris’ famous characters, renowned psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter and gifted FBI criminal profiler Will Graham.
Hannibal stars Hugh Dancy (The Big C, King Arthur, Black Hawk Down) as Will Graham, a brilliant, empathic FBI profiler who is able to mentally re-trace the twisted thoughts and methods of the agencies most-wanted serial killers. His boss and handler, Jack Crawford (Laurence H. Fishburne, The Matrix, Contagion, CSI), who harnesses Will’s uncanny ability to see into minds of the evil, recognizes his need for psychiatric help after a particularly disturbing case. As a result, Will finds himself assigned to the care of the highly-respected psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen, Casino Royale, The Hunt, A Royal Affair). Unbeknownst to Will, there is a reason Dr. Lecter has particular insight into these horrible crimes and the psychopaths who commit them. What follows is a masterful mind game set against the contrasting worlds of good and evil where lines blur, elegance breeds horror and nothing is what it seems.
Fuller’s stylized, procedural drama is the latest AXN original series, ideally suited for AXN channels across Asia and the rest of the world. As part of the global launch in April 2013, Hannibal will be rolled out in over 80 countries and versioned in 18 languages around the world. Hannibal is produced by Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks.