Hannibal – half term report


ImageAlthough slightly uneven throughout it’s first 6 episodes, Hannibal has proved consistently interesting in a new TV format and seems to be really hitting it’s stride mid season.  Creator Bryan Fuller takes things right back to the start of the original Thomas Harris book series, using Red Dragon as his jumping off point.  

In this incarnation, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikklesen) is an upstanding member of society and eminent psychiatrist, this time helping the FBI stop other serial killers, all the while operating in the shadows to further his own agenda.  His partner so to speak is unstable agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) who has the ability to transport himself into the mind of a killer to see what they see and fell  what they feel.  For his own sanity, Graham’s boss Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) refers him to Lecter, and so begins the cat and mouse game that gives…

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