'Hannibal': When Will Graham met Hannibal Lecter

Before there was an imprisoned Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter in the Thomas Harris novels "Red Dragon" and "The Silence of the Lambs" and the feature films made from them, Lecter was at loose in the world, working as a psychiatrist and occasionally eating his own murder victims.On Thursday, April 4, NBC premieres "Hannibal," a crime thriller series that brings the Hannibal Lecter character into today's world -- but the events still take place prior to his imprisonment -- and pairs him with his "Red Dragon" nemesis, FBI profiler Will Graham.As reimagined by writer/producer Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies"), Graham, played by British actor Hugh Dancy ("Elizabeth I"), is on the hunt for a serial killer. Even though he has the ability to find his way into the psyches of the criminals he's chasing, this particular quarry proves too complex even for him.So Graham calls on the expertise of respected psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, played by Danish...



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