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NBC's Hannibal premieres in just two weeks! Gillian Anderson won't be appearing until later in the season; however, that won't stop Dr. Lecter from starting in on dinner early. We've all seen The Silence of the Lambs, but Hannibal takes place before Clarice Starling met the good doctor.
The series will center around FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and his relationship with Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen):
FBI Agent Will Graham hunts the most notorious serial killers. What he doesn't know is his new partner is the most notorious serial killer of all.
Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminal-minded – Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
Gillian will play Lecter's therapist, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier. Talking to TVLine, Mads Mikkelsen described the relationship between the two characters as “very kinky, but very interesting. There is a strange chemistry going on there. And there is definitely something that has happened between those two that we will know later… we’re not really dealing with it yet, but you know it’s there.”