Hannibal (TV series)
|Based on||Characters from Red Dragon|
by Thomas Harris
|Developed by||Bryan Fuller|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||39 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||43 minutes|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||April 4, 2013– August 29, 2015|
Hannibal is an American psychological horror–thriller television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in Thomas Harris' novels Red Dragon and Hannibal, with focus on the relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a forensic psychiatrist destined to become Graham's most cunning enemy and at the same time, the only person who can understand him.
The series received a 13-episode order for its first season and, unlike most U.S. network shows, all future seasons would feature 13 episodes. David Slade executive produced and directed the first episode. The series premiered on NBC on April 4, 2013. On May 9, 2014, NBC renewed Hannibal for a third season, which premiered on June 4, 2015. On June 22, 2015, NBC canceled Hannibal after three seasons because of low ratings. The series finale aired in Canada on City, on August 27, 2015, and aired two days later in the U.S. on NBC.
The series received critical acclaim, with the performances of the lead actors and the visual style of the show being singled out for praise. The first two seasons won the Saturn Awards for Best Network Television Series and Best Actor for Mikkelsen and Dancy respectively, with Laurence Fishburne winning Best Supporting Actor for season two. The third and final season won the inaugural Best Action-Thriller Television Series, while guest star Richard Armitage won Best Supporting Actor. The show has garnered a cult following and is considered by critics and audiences as one of the best series of the horror genre, and one of the best TV series of all time.
- 1 Plot
- 2 Cast and characters
- 3 Production
- 4 Episodes
- 5 Broadcast
- 6 Reception
- 7 Home media releases
- 8 References
- 9 External links
FBI profiler Will Graham is recruited by Jack Crawford, the head of Behavioral Sciences, to help investigate a serial killer in Minnesota. With the investigation weighing heavily on Graham, Crawford decides to have him supervised by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Initially, Lecter – who is secretly a cannibalistic serial killer – works to manipulate the FBI from within, but the bond he builds with Graham begin to threaten his longevity. Lecter is fascinated by Graham's ability to empathize with psychopathic murderers, and tries to push the boundaries of Graham's fragile sanity in order to turn him into a killer himself.
Cast and characters
- Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, a gifted criminal profiler and hunter of serial killers. He visualizes himself committing the murders he investigates to understand the killers' behaviors; throughout the series, Graham's involvement with the investigations takes a toll on his psyche. The emotional relationship between Graham and Lecter forms the foundation of the series.
- Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant forensic psychiatrist, cannibalistic serial killer, and gourmand; Lecter develops a keen interest in Graham.
- Caroline Dhavernas as Alana Bloom, a professor of psychology, and consultant profiler for the FBI, who has professional relationships with both Graham and Lecter.
- Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, head of Behavioral Sciences at the FBI and Graham's boss.
- Hettienne Park as Beverly Katz, a crime scene investigator specializing in fiber analysis. (seasons 1–2)
- Gillian Anderson as Bedelia Du Maurier, Lecter's psychotherapist, who was once attacked by one of Lecter's former patients. (recurring seasons 1–2; regular season 3)
- Scott Thompson as Jimmy Price, a crime scene investigator specializing in latent fingerprints. (recurring season 1; also starring seasons 2–3)
- Aaron Abrams as Brian Zeller, a crime scene investigator. (recurring season 1; also starring seasons 2–3)
- Raúl Esparza as Frederick Chilton, administrator of Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
- Kacey Rohl as Abigail Hobbs, daughter and accomplice of serial killer Garrett Jacob Hobbs, who develops a complicated father-daughter relationship with Lecter.
- Lara Jean Chorostecki as Fredricka "Freddie" Lounds, a tabloid blogger and journalist who runs the true crime website TattleCrime.
- Katharine Isabelle as Margot Verger, one of Lecter's patients; she has suffered years of abuse at the hands of her twin brother. (seasons 2–3)
- Michael Pitt (season 2) and Joe Anderson (season 3) as Mason Verger, Margot's sadistic twin brother, who does not quite see eye-to-eye with Dr. Lecter.
- Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde, a serial killer known as The Tooth Fairy due to his unsightly habit of biting the skin of his victims. (season 3)
- Eddie Izzard as Abel Gideon, a transplant surgeon institutionalized for killing his family, who is led to believe that he is the Chesapeake Ripper by Dr. Chilton.
- Gina Torres as Phyllis "Bella" Crawford, Jack Crawford's wife, who is suffering from terminal lung cancer.
- Vladimir Jon Cubrt as Garrett Jacob Hobbs, a serial killer known as the Minnesota Shrike.
- Anna Chlumsky as Miriam Lass, an FBI trainee and Jack Crawford's protégée. She mysteriously disappears while investigating the Chesapeake Ripper. (seasons 1–2)
- Cynthia Nixon as Kade Prurnell, an investigator for the Office of the Inspector General. (season 2)
- Fortunato Cerlino as Rinaldo Pazzi, an Italian inspector who teams up with Will to search for Lecter. (season 3)
- Tao Okamoto as Chiyoh, handmaiden to Lecter's aunt, Lady Murasaki. (season 3)
- Glenn Fleshler as Cordell Doemling, the creepy yet gentle and intelligent nurse to Mason Verger. (season 3)
- Nina Arianda as Molly Graham, Will's wife who helped him overcome his dark past. She continues to support Will when he is asked to return to the FBI. (season 3)
- Rutina Wesley as Reba McClane, a blind woman and love interest of Dolarhyde. (season 3)
NBC began developing a Hannibal series in 2011 and former head of drama Katie O'Connell brought in her long-time friend Bryan Fuller (who had previously served as a writer-producer on NBC's Heroes) to write a pilot script in November. NBC gave the series a financial commitment before Fuller had completed his script. On February 14, 2012, NBC bypassed the pilot stage of development by giving the series a 13-episode first season based solely on the strength of Fuller's script. The series went into production quickly thereafter.
David Slade, who had previously directed the pilot for NBC's Awake, directed the first episode and serves as an executive producer. José Andrés is the series' "culinary cannibal consultant" and advises the crew on proper procedure for preparing human flesh for consumption.
Fuller discussed the limited episode order and the continuing story arc he envisions for the series. "Doing a cable model on network television gives us the opportunity not to dally in our storytelling because we have a lot of real estate to cover". Speaking specifically about the Lecter character, Fuller said, "There is a cheery disposition to our Hannibal. He's not being telegraphed as a villain. If the audience didn't know who he was, they wouldn't see him coming. What we have is Alfred Hitchcock's principle of suspense—show the audience the bomb under the table and let them sweat when it's going to go boom". He went on to call the relationship between Graham and Lecter as "really a love story", saying "As Hannibal has said [to Graham] in a couple of the movies, 'You're a lot more like me than you realize'. We'll get to the bottom of exactly what that means over the course of the first two seasons".
Fuller originally planned for the show to run for seven seasons: the first three consisting of original material, the fourth covering Red Dragon, the fifth The Silence of the Lambs, the sixth Hannibal, and the seventh an original storyline resolving Hannibal's ending. However, after the conclusion of the second season, Fuller stated he later envisioned the show to run six seasons, incorporating the books into the show in a different way than he originally planned. Season 3 would use material from Hannibal Rising as well as Red Dragon and include a different origin story for Dr. Lecter; the season ultimately also adapted Hannibal as well. Fuller had intended to include other characters from the book series (such as Jame Gumb and Clarice Starling) provided he could get the rights from MGM. Franklin Froideveaux and Tobias Budge were created because Fuller could not secure the rights to The Silence of the Lambs characters Benjamin Raspail and Jame Gumb. Fuller added they also tried to get the rights to Barney Matthews, an orderly at the Baltimore State Hospital, but were denied, thus a character based on Barney appeared in the second season, named Matthew Brown, but the character ended up being an antithesis to the original series' Barney. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier is named after the character in Creepshow and author Daphne du Maurier.
Regarding the series' influences, Fuller stated: "When I sat down to the script, I was very consciously saying, 'What would David Lynch do with a Hannibal Lecter character? What sort of strange, unexpected places would he take this world?' I'm a great admirer of his work and his aesthetic and his meticulous sound design. Those were all components that I felt very strongly needed to be part of our Hannibal Lecter story. Between Lynch and Kubrick, there's a lot of inspiration." Fuller also cited David Cronenberg and Dario Argento as influences on the series. Fuller cited Tony Scott as an influence for the third season.
English actor Hugh Dancy was the first actor to be cast, taking on the lead role of FBI criminal profiler Will Graham, who seeks help from Lecter in profiling and capturing serial killers. In June 2012, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was cast as Lecter. Soon after this, actor Laurence Fishburne was cast as FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit commander Jack Crawford. Caroline Dhavernas was later cast as Dr. Alana Bloom, a former student of Hannibal Lecter, and Hettienne Park was cast as CSI Beverly Katz. Lara Jean Chorostecki, Kacey Rohl, Scott Thompson and Aaron Abrams were cast in recurring roles.
Gina Torres, Laurence Fishburne's then real-life wife, had a recurring role as Phyllis "Bella" Crawford, Jack Crawford's terminally ill wife. Ellen Greene, Raúl Esparza and Gillian Anderson were later cast in recurring roles and appeared later in season one, though Greene actually appeared in only one episode. Molly Shannon, Eddie Izzard and Lance Henriksen guest-starred during the first season.
Several of the actors on the series have worked with creator Bryan Fuller previously, including Dhavernas, who played the lead role in Wonderfalls, and Torres, Greene, Esparza and Shannon, who all appeared in the television series Pushing Daisies. Chelan Simmons reprised her role as Gretchen Speck-Horowitz from Wonderfalls in an episode of Hannibal. Ellen Muth, who starred in Fuller's Dead Like Me, guest-starred as a character named Georgia Madchen, a nod to her original character and a "reinterpretation of that character".
David Bowie was approached for the role of Hannibal's uncle, Robert Lecter, for the second season, but was unavailable for the role. Gillian Anderson returned as Lecter's psychiatrist, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, in multiple episodes for the second season. Eddie Izzard reprised his role as Dr. Abel Gideon for the second season. Cynthia Nixon joined the recurring cast as Kade Prurnell, an employee of the Office of the Inspector General, who is investigating Jack Crawford's role in the events of the first season. Katharine Isabelle joined the recurring cast as Margot Verger, who was originally described as a potential love interest for Graham, but Fuller later clarified that, as in the novel Hannibal, Margot "... is a member of the LGBT community!" Michael Pitt joined the recurring cast in the role of Mason Verger, Margot's abusive twin brother. Amanda Plummer guest-starred in the second season, playing Katherine Pimms, an acupuncturist. Jeremy Davies and Chris Diamantopoulos appear in two episodes.
Fuller stated in June 2014 after winning the Saturn Award for Best Network Television Series that they were told by Bowie's management to ask again for his availability for the third season. He also went on to list David Thewlis, Brad Dourif, Kristin Chenoweth, Lee Pace, and Anna Friel as actors he would like to appear on the series. For the third season, Anderson was promoted to series regular after recurring throughout the first two seasons. Tao Okamoto was announced to play Lady Murasaki, Hannibal's enigmatic aunt, in season three, however, Fuller later confirmed at a PaleyFest panel in New York that Okamoto would in fact be playing the role of Chiyoh, Lady Murasaki's handmaid. For the third season, Joe Anderson replaced Michael Pitt as Mason Verger, as Pitt decided not to return to the role. In December 2014, Fortunato Cerlino was announced as portraying Rinaldo Pazzi. In January 2015, several recurring roles were cast, including Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde; Nina Arianda as Molly Graham, Will's wife; Rutina Wesley as Reba McClane; and Glenn Fleshler as Dr. Cordell Doemling. In March 2015, Zachary Quinto was cast in a guest-starring role as one of Dr. Du Maurier's patients. Izzard reprised the role of Gideon for the season three premiere, although he was initially hesitant about returning.
Fuller stated that should the series continue, whether for a fourth season or feature film, and should they obtain rights to adapt The Silence of the Lambs, Ellen Page would be his ideal casting for Clarice Starling.
Filming of Hannibal took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The first season began shooting on August 27, 2012. The series began production on the second season in Toronto in August 2013. Filming for season 3 began on October 20, 2014, in Toronto, and some filming of exterior and interior scenes were shot in Florence, Italy and Palermo.
Cancellation and possible revival
On June 22, 2015, NBC cancelled the series. Fuller initiated talks with Amazon Video and Netflix for a renewal. In July 2015, the cast were released after their contracts expired, but Mikkelsen and Dancy have expressed interest in reprising their respective roles if the series is acquired by a streaming service. However, the series has an exclusive streaming deal with Amazon, making finding a new distributor for the series difficult. On July 6, 2015, it was revealed that discussions with Amazon came to an end as a result of deadlines set by the service as a part of the deal, which Fuller felt would not allow for enough time to conceptualize and produce a new season. Meetings with Netflix were held, but largely due to the prior deal with Amazon, they also decided to pass on the series, and Fuller confirmed the series was still being shopped. On July 11, when asked to elaborate, Fuller commented that Netflix could not renew the series due to Amazon having the exclusive streaming rights, and that Amazon wanted to renew the series, but wanted an immediate debut, while Fuller wanted more time to work on the scripts in advance before shooting. Fuller also stated that he and the producers are exploring the possibility of a feature film. Fuller stated after the finale aired that financing for a film is being looked into, as well as divulging his planned Silence of the Lambs storyline and that Starz could serve as a potential renewal due to their relationship on American Gods. Fuller reunited with Anderson to direct a Hannibal-themed ad for PETA, which debuted on November 20, 2015. In December 2015, Mikkelsen stated his willingness to return for a potential fourth season, while also stating that everyone involved would be pleased with the run and success of the series if it does not come together.
In March 2016, De Laurentiis blamed online piracy of the series as part of the reason for cancellation. In May 2016, Mikkelsen commented on a possible revival, stating, "It all depends on Bryan. He is the key, the base, the heart. We will wait and see what happens next in his career. But we all know that we can easily pick this up in two or three years, there are breaks in the stories. We could pick it up, say, four years later. If Bryan is up for it, we will all go for it." In June 2016, Fuller stated, "The cast is game, I'm game, it's just a matter of finding the right time where everybody's schedules sync up, but I would love to continue to tell the story with Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen. They're such fantastic collaborators, and one of the most satisfying actor-showrunner relationships I've ever had in this industry. So I would love to continue this story." He also revealed other information dealing with rights: "Two years after the last airing of the show, we can investigate our options [...] August 2017 is when we can actually start talking about it. That's when we would have to see what the rights are for the character and for the story, and see who's interested and how we get it done. I have the story, and the cast is excited for the story, so we're ready to go if somebody wants to go." In December 2016, Fuller confirmed his plans for a Silence of the Lambs miniseries in an interview on the Blumhouse Productions podcast, stating, "I think the film adaptation is a perfect film, but there are a lot of interesting nooks and crannies in that book to explore in a television series." In August 2017, formal conversations on the revival had begun.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||April 4, 2013||June 20, 2013|
|2||13||February 28, 2014||May 23, 2014|
|3||13||June 4, 2015||August 27, 2015(Canada) |
August 29, 2015 (U.S.)
The series' fourth episode, "Oeuf", which revolves around kidnapped children who have been brainwashed into murdering their own former families, was pulled from the United States broadcast schedule at the request of creator Bryan Fuller. The episode was still shown in other countries. This was not a result of the Boston Marathon bombings as some reports have indicated, but was actually decided just hours beforehand, and was more likely due to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Fuller said of the decision, "With this episode, it wasn't about the graphic imagery or violence. It was the associations that came with the subject matter that I felt would inhibit the enjoyment of the overall episode. It was my own sensitivity... We want to be respectful of the social climate we're in right now". In lieu of a traditional broadcast, a portion of the episode was broken into a series of webisodes, which was made available through various online media outlets. The complete episode was later made available via iTunes and Amazon Video on April 29, 2013, and the episode appears in the order intended on the DVD and Blu-ray release.
Removal by KSL-TV
City picked up broadcasting rights in Canada, where the show is filmed, as a mid-season debut. When Hannibal was moved to Saturdays on NBC in the middle of the third season, City continued to air the series in its regular Thursday time slot in Canada.
In Europe, one year before originally airing, in April 10, 2012, the ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group acquired the rights to broadcast the series in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark beginning in 2013. Sky Living started broadcasting the show in the UK and Republic of Ireland from May 7, 2013.
In the South Pacific, the series is also broadcast on the Seven Network in Australia, from mid-April 2013 and in New Zealand, the show premiered on TV3 on January 25, 2014. The series airs in Latin America through AXN. In Middle East and North Africa region, the series is broadcast on OSN.
|Season||Timeslot (ET)||Episodes||Premiere||Finale||TV season||Average viewership|
|1||72% (43 reviews)||70 (32 reviews)|
|2||100% (25 reviews)||88 (14 reviews)|
|3||97% (38 reviews)||84 (15 reviews)|
Reviews for the first season were positive. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season received an approval rating of 71% based on 41 reviews, with an average rating of 7.55/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Hannibal caters to an intellectual audience that prefers plenty of gore in its psychological thrillers, with a polished presentation of madness." On Metacritic, the first season scored 70 out of 100 based on 32 reviews, which constitutes "generally favorable reviews". Joanne Ostrow of The Denver Post praised the series as a "... well constructed, masterfully written piece," but stated "... this level of violent imagery is not my cup of tea..." She also had high praise for the characters, stating that they are "... so compelling, however, that you may give in to the gore-fest." Paul Doro of Shock Till You Drop gave Hannibal an 8/10 and said of the series, "The stab at classy horror mostly succeeds due to excellent performances from the leads, genuine suspense and surprises, well-constructed short and long-term mysteries, and an appropriately disconcerting mood that permeates the action right from the start..." and praised Hugh Dancy in particular, saying he "... does an outstanding job of subtlety conveying how painful human interaction is for him, and despite being abrasive and unpleasant, you are always in his corner and really feel for the guy." Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly gave the show an A- and called it "... finely acted, visually scrumptious, and deliciously subversive."
Brian Lowry of Variety said Hannibal is "... the tastiest drama the network has introduced in awhile," and had particular praise for the central trio of Dancy, Mikkelsen and Fishburne. Eric Goldman of IGN gave the series a 9/10, which constitutes a score of "Amazing". He said, "A prequel TV series about Hannibal Lecter has to overcome a lot of preconceptions ... But guess what? None of that matters when you actually watch the show, because Hannibal is terrific." Linda Stasi of The New York Post gave the series two and a half stars out of four, praising the performances and called it "... The most beautifully shot and produced show on network TV, with many scenes simply and literally breathtaking..." Jeff Simon from The Buffalo News called Hannibal "deeply sinister" and "brilliant." The Chicago Sun Times' TV critic Lori Rackl said, "Hannibal is a haunting, riveting... drama that has the look and feel of a show audiences have become more accustomed to seeing on cable than broadcast," and concluded that "It's also extremely well executed... bound to leave viewers hungry for more." Alan Sepinwall of HitFix called Hannibal "creepy, haunting, smart, utterly gorgeous..." and the best of this season's serial killer shows. Sepinwall also praised the character of Hannibal, writing he has been made into a believable supervillain without making the police force and others look incompetent. Reflecting on the completed first season, The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff wrote that the series acts as a corrective to the "empty" violence on much of television and "restores the seriousness of purpose to a genre long in need of it.... Hannibal is interested in death and murder as a means to glance sidelong at some of life’s largest questions. When not functioning as a cop drama, it’s an intricately twisted serial-killer thriller, but it’s also a surprisingly deep series about psychiatry and the state of the human mind." VanDerWerff concluded that Fuller had taken a series "that had every reason to be a cheap cash-in and has, instead, turned into one of TV’s best shows."
Other reviews were less favorable. Glenn Garvin from The Miami Herald called it "a fast-food hash of poor planning and worse execution...", referring to the writing as "a mess of unmemorable dialogue and unworkable characterizations." Matthew Gilbert of The Boston Globe was similarly critical, calling the series "rank and depressing," and concluded that it is "shocking, gruesome, and, ultimately, hollow."
On Metacritic, the second season scored 88 out of 100 based on 14 reviews, which constitutes "universal acclaim". On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season scored an approval rating of 100% with an average rating of 9.22/10 based on 24 reviews. The consensus reads: "With powerful imagery and a strong, unpredictable story, season two of Hannibal continues to build on the first season's promise." On April 10, 2014, Hannibal was voted the winner for Hulu's "Best in Show" online competition.
Mark Peters of Slate called Hannibal "an engrossing, psychologically dense show that is also visually stunning... the kind of gem seldom found on network TV." He did however note that the female characters were less developed. Matt Zoller Seitz, writing for New York magazine heaped praise on the show, calling it "serenely unlike anything else on TV or anything that ever has been on TV." Alan Sepinwall of HitFix continued his praise of the series, highlighting the performances of the lead actors. The A.V. Club named it the best TV series of 2014, and wrote that Hannibal was "the best, most elegantly designed thrill ride on TV in 2014".
The season two finale was met with universal critical acclaim. Gathering a perfect rating of 10 out of 10 on IGN, reviewer Eric Goldman stated, "Hannibal ended its fantastic second season with a thrilling, exciting and audacious series of events" and praised the directing by David Slade. The finale also earned a perfect "A" grade by The A.V. Club, where reviewer Molly Eichel called it "an entirely perfect cap to this season." Den of Geek reviewer Laura Akers labelled the episode "simply divine" and stated that she has "rarely found [herself] looking forward to a show's return more". Emma Dibdin of Digital Spy also heavily praised the episode, specifically Mikkelsen's performance, stating that he is "so convincingly predatory...and so simultaneously scary and sad". She also laid praise on the sound design of the episode by saying that "the integration of a ticking clock worked so well not just in the usual 'time is running out' way, but also a subconscious reminder of Hannibal's manipulation of Will". TV Guide named it the best TV episode of 2014.
Season 3 of Hannibal received critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, season 3 has an approval rating of 97% with an average rating of 8.89/10 based on 35 reviews. The site's consensus reads: "Bryan Fuller serves up another delightfully demented season of Hannibal, featuring a hearty helping of gorgeous gore, paired with a sweet side of twisted humor." On Metacritic, the season has a score of 84 out of 100 based on 15 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". Joshua Rivera of Business Insider stated that "Hannibal is a show that puts all of its chips on the table, blows up that table, and then builds something even more fascinating from what remains", and hailed it as one of the best shows on television. Dominic Patten of Deadline Hollywood also gave the first few episodes positive reviews also stating the show returns better than ever. In addition, the acting of Mads Mikkelsen and Gillian Anderson were particularly praised, with Bloody Disgusting writing, "Gillian Anderson's performance pushes Mads Mikkelsen in ways never thought possible," while also giving praise to creator and writer Bryan Fuller saying he creates "meticulously detailed scripts that define his characters in completely unpredictable ways." The review concludes by stating season 3 "re-establishes Hannibal as the best horror show on television." Chris Cabin of Slant Magazine gave it a very positive review, with four stars, and wrote that season 3 is "even more incisively and ambitiously written than the last season, and sporting the most radically expressive imagery currently on television." Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly rated it an "A-" and wrote, "Hannibal remains the most engrossing (and gross) serial-killer drama on television, and the most beautiful."
Critics' top ten list
Awards and accolades
|2013||Online Film & Television Association Awards||Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series||Gillian Anderson||Nominated|
|Best New Theme Song in a Series||Nominated|
|Best New Titles Sequence||Nominated|
|2014||IGN Awards||Best TV Actor||Hugh Dancy||Nominated|
|Best TV Horror Series||Won|
|Best TV Villain||Mads Mikkelsen||Nominated|
|Best TV Series||Nominated|
|Best New TV Series||Won|
|Saturn Awards||Best Network Television Series||Won|
|Best Actor on Television||Hugh Dancy||Nominated|
|Best Guest Star on Television||Gina Torres||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Drama Actor||Hugh Dancy||Nominated|
|EWwy Award||Best Drama Series||Won|
|Best Guest Actor, Drama||Michael Pitt||Nominated|
|Online Film & Television Association Awards||Best Actor in a Drama Series||Mads Mikkelsen||Nominated|
|2015||Satellite Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Drama||Mads Mikkelsen||Nominated|
|Best Television Series – Drama||Nominated|
|IGN Awards||Best TV Series||Won|
|Best TV Horror Series||Won|
|Best TV Villain||Mads Mikkelsen||Won|
|Best TV Episode||"Mizumono"||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Network Television Series||Won|
|Best Actor on Television||Hugh Dancy||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor on Television||Laurence Fishburne||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress on Television||Caroline Dhavernas||Nominated|
|Best Guest Star on Television||Michael Pitt||Nominated|
|Best DVD or Blu-ray TV Series||Season 2||Nominated|
|Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2015||Best TV Series||Nominated|
|Best TV Actor||Hugh Dancy||Nominated|
|Best TV Supporting Actress||Gillian Anderson||Won|
|Best TV Makeup/Creature FX||Francois Dagenais||Nominated|
|2016||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Drama Actor||Hugh Dancy||Nominated|
|Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series||Richard Armitage||Nominated|
|IGN Awards||Best TV Series||Nominated|
|Best TV Horror Series||Won|
|Best TV Villain||Richard Armitage||Won|
|Best TV Episode||"The Wrath of the Lamb"||Won|
|Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2016||Best TV Series||Nominated|
|Best TV Actor||Hugh Dancy||Nominated|
|Best TV Actress||Caroline Dhavernas||Nominated|
|Best TV Supporting Actor||Richard Armitage||Won|
|Best TV Supporting Actress||Gillian Anderson||Won|
|Best TV Makeup/Creature FX||Francois Dagenais||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Action-Thriller Television Series||Won|
|Best Actor on Television||Mads Mikkelsen||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor on Television||Richard Armitage||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress on Television||Gillian Anderson||Nominated|
|Emmy Awards||Outstanding Special Visual Effects||"Primavera"||Nominated|
|2017||Saturn Awards||Best Television DVD Release||The Complete Series Collection||Won|
Home media releases
The first season, including all 13 episodes, was released on Blu-ray and DVD in region 2 on September 2, 2013, in region 1 on September 24, 2013, and in region 4 on September 25, 2013. The region 1 set includes two audio commentaries (by Bryan Fuller, David Slade and Hugh Dancy on "Apéritif" and "Savoureux"), deleted scenes, gag reel, pilot episode storyboards, four featurettes, and "producer's cut" versions of five episodes.
The second season, including all 13 episodes, was released on Blu-ray and DVD in region 1 on September 16, 2014. Bonus features include episode audio commentaries with cast and crew, several behind-the-scenes featurettes, a gag reel, deleted scenes and the "Post Mortem" webisodes hosted by Scott Thompson.
The third season, including all 13 episodes, was released on Blu-ray and DVD in region 1 on December 8, 2015. Bonus features include ten audio commentaries with cast and crew, producer's cut versions of seven episodes, several behind-the-scenes featurettes, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and the "Post Mortem" webisodes hosted by Scott Thompson.
- Day, Carla (February 27, 2014). "'Hannibal' Exclusive Interview: Bryan Fuller on His 'Beautiful Horrible' Horror Show". BuddyTV. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- MacFarlane, Jessica Maria (January 11, 2016). "Here's What HANNIBAL Season 4 Would've Looked Like". Nerdist. Burbank, California: Legendary Digital Networks. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- Tallerico, Brian (June 1, 2015). "Emotional Logic: Bryan Fuller Redefines the Crime Drama with "Hannibal"". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- Baxton, Greg (April 2, 2013). "NBC hopes crime thriller fans will eat 'Hannibal' up". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California: Tronc. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- Hibberd, James (April 19, 2012). "'Hannibal' on NBC: How Bryan Fuller will reinvent Dr. Lecter". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
- Hibberd, James (February 14, 2013). "'Hannibal' finally gets premiere date". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2014). "NBC Renews 'Hannibal' For Third Season". Deadline Hollywood. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- Ausiello, Michael (June 22, 2015). "Hannibal Cancelled at NBC". TVLine. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
- Lowry, Brian (March 29, 2013). "TV Review: 'Hannibal'". Variety. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
- Rackl, Lori (April 2, 2013). "NBC's new 'Hannibal' has a look and a feel worth devouring". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- VanDerWerff, Todd; Saraiya, Sonia (December 6, 2013). "Hannibal's powerful visuals make it one of the best shows of 2013". The A.V. Club. Chicago, Illinois: Onion Inc. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- Nussbaum, Emily (June 29, 2015). "To Serve Man". The New Yorker. New York City: Condé Nast. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
- Collins, Sean T. (October 26, 2015). "25 Best Horror TV Shows of All Time". Rolling Stone. New York City: Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- Cain, Sian (August 27, 2015). "Hannibal: farewell to the best bloody show on TV". The Guardian. London, England: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- Uhlich, Keith (August 28, 2015). "Hannibal: The TV show that went too far". BBC. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- Schnelbach, Leah (August 31, 2015). "A Post-Mortem for Hannibal, the Greatest Television Show of All Time". Tor.com. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- "10 Reasons Hannibal Was The Best Show On TV". WhatCulture.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- Akers, Laura (February 12, 2014). "Is Hannibal the best network TV series in years?". Den of Geek. New York City: Dennis Publishing. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- Eddy, Cheryl (August 17, 2015). "Here's Why Hannibal Is the Best Crime Show on Television". Gizmodo. Doral, Florida: Gizmodo Media Group. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- Foutch, Haleigh (July 7, 2017). "The Best Horror TV Shows of the 21st Century, So Far". Collider. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
- Andreeva, Nellie (November 7, 2011). "NBC Buys 'Hannibal' Series From Bryan Fuller & Gaumont International Television". Deadline Hollywood. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 14, 2012). "NBC Gives Straight-To-Series Order To 'Hannibal', Picks Up 'Notorious' Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
- Hibberd, James (March 30, 2012). "'Twilight Saga' director to helm NBC's 'Hannibal'". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
- "Is Pushing Daisies Bound for Broadway?". TVLine. July 16, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
- Bernstein, Abbie (June 13, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: HANNIBAL news on Season 1, Season 2 and beyond from showrunner Bryan Fuller". Assignment X. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
- Goldman, Eric (May 23, 2014). "Hannibal: Bryan Fuller on Season 2's Shocking End and Big Changes in Season 3". IGN. Los Angeles, California: j2 Global. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
- Hibberd, James (January 22, 2015). "'Hannibal' season 3 first trailer – exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Goldman, Eric (April 3, 2013). "Hannibal: How Bryan Fuller Approached the Iconic Character". IGN. Los Angeles, California: j2 Global. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
- Bibbiani, William (September 25, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Bryan Fuller on 'Hannibal', Clarice Starling & Barney". CraveOnline. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
- VanDerWerff, Todd (July 26, 2013). "Bryan Fuller walks us through Hannibal's debut season (part 4 of 4)". The A.V. Club. Los Angeles, California: Onion Inc. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
- Votaw, Melanie (April 8, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Hannibal Creator Bryan Fuller on Dream Sequences, David Lynch, and FBI Consultants". reallifewithjane.com. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Weintraub, Steve (June 29, 2014). "Bryan Fuller Talks HANNIBAL Season 3, Trying to Get David Bowie on the Show, Network Support, and More at the Saturn Awards". Collider. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- Ausiello, Michael (March 22, 2012). "Scoop: Hugh Dancy to Star in NBC's Hannibal". TVLine. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
- Ausiello, Michael (June 4, 2012). "Scoop: NBC's Hannibal Casts Danish Actor Mads Mikkelsen in Title Role". TVLine. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
- "David Tennant to play killer in Hannibal". list.co.uk. April 25, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- White, James (July 28, 2012). "Laurence Fishburne Will Be Back On TV". Empire. London, England: Bauer Digital Media. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- Porter, Rick (October 2, 2012). "'Hannibal' casts 'Wonderfalls' star Caroline Dhavernas". Zap2it. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- Franklin, Garth (October 23, 2012). "Hettienne Park Joins NBC's "Hannibal"". Dark Horizons. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- Gelman, Vlada (August 14, 2012). "Exclusive: NBC's Hannibal Taps Camelot Actress to Fill Philip Seymour Hoffman's Shoes". TVLine. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- Goldberg, Lesley (September 6, 2012). "'Hannibal' Adds 'Kids in the Hall' Alum to FBI Team (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles, California: Eldridge Industries. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- Fitzpatrick, Kevin (October 15, 2012). "NBC's 'Hannibal' Casts Gina Torres, Laurence Fishburne's real life wife as Fishburne's onscreen character's wife". Screen Crush. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
- Roots, Kimberly (October 3, 2012). "Ellen Greene Joins Cast of NBC's Hannibal". TVLine. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
- Hibberd, James (December 12, 2012). "'Hannibal' casts 'X-Files' star Gillian Anderson". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
- Ausiello, Michael (November 19, 2012). "Exclusive: Another Pushing Daisies Alum Joins NBC's Hannibal in Pivotal Role". TVLine. Retrieved November 20, 2012.
- Ausiello, Michael; Roots, Kimberly (October 10, 2012). "Exclusive: Hannibal Gobbles Up Molly Shannon". TVLine. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- DiMattina, Lindsey (November 16, 2012). "Eddie Izzard: From Grandpa Munster to 'Hannibal' Murderer". Hollywood. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- Fitzpatrick, Kevin (January 16, 2013). "NBC's 'Hannibal' Casts Sci-Fi Vet Lance Henriksen". Screen Crush. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- Roots, Kimberly (September 27, 2012). "Hannibal Scoop: L.A. Complex Actress Will Bring Her Wonderfalls Character to Lecter's Realm". TVLine. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- Gelman, Vlada (April 4, 2013). "Bryan Fuller: Hannibal Delivers a 'Heightened Quality of Serial Killer', With 'Operatic' Deaths". TVLine. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- Dos Santos, Kristin (June 27, 2013). "David Bowie Offered Hannibal Role". E!. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
- Thomas, Kaitlin (February 27, 2014). "Hannibal's Bryan Fuller and Hugh Dancy on Will's Journey in Season 2, That Epic Fight, and More". TV.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
- Rudolph, Ileane (October 29, 2013). "Gillian Anderson on Transatlantic Success: The Fall, Hannibal, Another X-Files Movie?". TV Guide. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
- Jeffrey, Morgan (November 27, 2013). "Eddie Izzard confirms 'Hannibal' season 2 return: "I really let go!"". Digital Spy. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- Ausiello, Michael (September 6, 2013). "Cynthia Nixon Joins Season 2 Cast of Hannibal". TVLine. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
- Fuller, Bryan [@BryanFuller] (January 10, 2014). "@ferreuscelo Inaccurately phrased article! Don't worry, Margot is a member of the LGBT community!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 30, 2014 – via Twitter.
- Ausiello, Michael (January 20, 2014). "Hannibal Exclusive: Katharine Isabelle Joins Season 2 as [Spoiler]'s New Love Interest". TVLine. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- Hibberd, James (January 31, 2014). "Michael Pitt joins 'Hannibal' in major role". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- Nededog, Jethro (October 18, 2013). "'Hunger Games: Catching Fire's' Amanda Plummer to Stir Up Trouble on 'Hannibal'". TheWrap. Los Angeles, California: The Wrap News Inc. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- Bryant, Adam (January 29, 2014). "Hannibal Scoop: Jeremy Davies, Chris Diamantopoulos to Guest-Star on Season 2". TV Guide. Portland, Oregon: NTVB Media. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- Ausiello, Michael (September 11, 2014). "Hannibal Season 3: Gillian Anderson Is a Full-Fledged Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- "Tao Okamoto Cast In 'Hannibal'; 'Complications' Adds 2". Deadline Hollywood. October 17, 2014. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
- Radish, Christina (October 20, 2014). "PaleyFest NY 2014: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne and Show Creator Bryan Fuller Talk HANNIBAL". Collider. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
- Slezak, Michael (December 19, 2014). "Hannibal Recast Shocker: Michael Pitt Out, Joe Anderson In as Mason Verger". TVLine. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
- Clarence Moye (June 14, 2015). "Water Cooler Podcast: Episode 27 – What If We Had an Emmy Ballot?". ADTV News (Podcast). Retrieved July 26, 2018.
- Slezak, Michael (January 13, 2015). "Hannibal Recruits The Hobbit Star Richard Armitage for Killer Role". TVLine. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
- Ausiello, Michael (January 20, 2015). "Hannibal Casting Twist: Look Who's Playing Will's New [Spoiler]". TVLine. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
- Ausiello, Michael (January 23, 2015). "Hannibal Eyes True Blood Vamp as Tooth Fairy's Blind Love". TVLine. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
- Ausiello, Michael (January 27, 2015). "Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Scandal, Walking Dead, Glee, HTGAWM, Hannibal, NCIS, S.H.I.E.L.D. and More". TVLine. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
- Abrams, Natalie (March 4, 2015). "Zachary Quinto checks into Hannibal". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- Schwartz, Terri (June 4, 2015). "Eddie Izzard almost didn't take 'Hannibal' Season 3 premiere return". Screener. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
- Jeffery, Morgan (July 24, 2015). "Bryan Fuller opens up on Hannibal's axing and plans for a season 4". Digital Spy. London, England: Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
- Schou, Solvej (November 20, 2012). "Mads Mikkelsen on playing 'Hannibal' in upcoming NBC series; Anna Chlumsky to guest star in one episode". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
- Fuller, Bryan [@BryanFuller] (October 20, 2014). "DAY 1 #HANNIBAL SEASON 3 #Toronto4Lithuania 3" (Tweet). Retrieved November 10, 2014 – via Twitter.
- Schwartz, Terri (October 31, 2014). "'Hannibal' Season 3: Will Graham's future wife, Molly Foster, is coming". Zap2it. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
- Wagmeister, Elizabeth (June 24, 2015). "'Hannibal' Season 4? Bryan Fuller Hints at Amazon, Netflix Discussions". Variety. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
- Andreeva, Nellie (July 1, 2015). "'Hannibal' Releases Cast As Show Continues To Look For New Home". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- Patten, Dominic (July 6, 2015). "No 'Hannibal' Home On Amazon, Bryan Fuller Says". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- Wagmeister, Elizabeth (July 11, 2015). "Bryan Fuller Teases 'Hannibal' Movie at Comic-Con". Variety. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- Pappademas, Alex (August 31, 2015). "Q&A: Bryan Fuller on the End (for Now) of 'Hannibal,' the Future of Broadcast TV, and His Plans for Clarice Starling". Grantland. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
- Sepinwall, Alan (August 29, 2015). "'Hannibal' creator: 'I wanted to be sure we had an ending for the story'". HitFix. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
- Hibberd, James (November 20, 2015). "Hannibal returns: Bryan Fuller creates PETA ad with Gillian Anderson". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- Goldman, Eric (December 4, 2015). "Hannibal: Mads Mikkelsen Looks Back on Season 3 and Ponders Whether The Show Will Continue". IGN. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
- Fowler, Matt (March 18, 2016). "Hannibal Producer Thinks Piracy Contributed to Cancellation". IGN. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
- Clymer, Jeremy (May 1, 2016). "Mads Mikkelsen Says Hannibal Could Return in a Few Years". Screen Rant. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
- Keene, Allison (June 23, 2016). "Exclusive: Bryan Fuller Reveals Exactly When We Can Start Hoping for 'Hannibal's Return". Collider. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
- Galluzzo, Rob (December 19, 2016). "SHOCK WAVES Episode 31: For the Love of Horror, with Bryan Fuller!". Blumhouse.com. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- Mithaiwala, Mansoor (August 10, 2017). "Hannibal Revival 'Conversations' Have Now Formally Begun". Screen Rant. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
- Bibel, Sara (April 19, 2013). "NBC Pulls Episode of 'Hannibal' About Children Who Murder Other Children". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (April 19, 2013). "NBC's 'Hannibal' Drops Episode Featuring Children Turned Killers". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
- Marechal, A.J. (April 19, 2013). "NBC Pulls 'Hannibal' Episode in Wake of Violent Tragedies". Variety. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
- "Hannibal – Web Series: Newest – Videos". NBC. Archived from the original on April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- "Hannibal, Season 1". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on April 30, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- Pierce, Scott D. (April 29, 2013). "KSL yanks violent "Hannibal" off its schedule". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- "Citytv – Hannibal". Citytv.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
- Goldman, Eric (July 23, 2015). "Hannibal: "The Great Red Dragon" Review". IGN. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
- Andreeva, Nellie (April 10, 2012). "ProSieben Acquires Gaumont's 'Hannibal'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
- Tartaglione, Nancy (February 25, 2013). "UK's Sky Living Acquires 'Hannibal'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- Knox, David (March 11, 2013). "Seven highlights post-Easter". TV Tonight. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- Parkes, Melenie (January 24, 2014). "Hannibal: Your New Nightmare". Yahoo! New Zealand Entertainment. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- Parkes, Melenie (January 24, 2014). "Hannibal: Nova Temporada". AXN Brasil. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
- "Hannibal Season 2". OSN Play. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
- Bibel, Sara (April 5, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'American Idol', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Two and a Half Men', 'The Office', & 'Wife Swap' Adjusted Up; 'Scandal' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
- Kondolojy, Amanda (June 21, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Hannibal' & 'Hell's Kitchen' Adjusted Up + Final NBA Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
- "Hannibal: Season One Ratings". TV Series Finale. June 17, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
- Bibel, Sara (March 3, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Hannibal', 'Grimm', 'Hawaii Five-0' or 'Blue Bloods'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
- Bibel, Sara (May 27, 2014). "Friday Final Ratings: '20/20' Adjusted Up; 'Hannibal' & 'Dateline' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
- "Hannibal: Season Two Ratings". TV Series Finale. May 24, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
- Kondolojy, Amanda (June 5, 2015). "Thursday Final Ratings: Final Ratings for NBA Finals Game 1, 'Hannibal' & 'Wayward Pines'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
- Pucci, Douglas (September 1, 2015). "Saturday Final Nationals: CBS Wins Fourth Consecutive Prime Time Night, Soft Bow Out for 'Hannibal' on NBC". TV Media Insights. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
- "Hannibal: Season Three Ratings". TV Series Finale. September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
- "Hannibal: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
- "Hannibal Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Ostrow, Joanna (March 26, 2013). ""Hannibal" a savory new entree on NBC". The Denver Post. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
- Doro, Paul (March 25, 2013). "Review: Hannibal". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
- Jensen, Jeff (March 28, 2013). "TV Review – Hannibal (2013)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
- Goldman, Eric (March 30, 2013). "Hannibal: "Apéritif" Review". IGN. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
- Stasi, Linda (April 2, 2013). "'Hannibal' has great taste in people". The New York Post. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Simon, Jeff (April 2, 2013). "'Hannibal' nightmare assumes diabolical new dimension as TV series". The Buffalo News. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Sepinwall, Alan (April 3, 2013). "Review: NBC's 'Hannibal' a riveting 'Silence of the Lambs' prequel". HitFix. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Sepinwall, Alan (June 13, 2013). "Review: 'Hannibal' – 'Releves': A little chicken soup couldn't hurt". HitFix. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
- VanDerWerff, Todd (June 21, 2013). "Hannibal returns the fear of death to the TV crime drama". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- Garvin, Glenn (April 3, 2013). "NBC's 'Hannibal' an unappetizing fast-food hash". The Miami Herald. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Gilbert, Matthew (April 3, 2013). "'Hannibal' is creepy and empty". Boston Globe. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- "Hannibal - Season 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- "Hannibal: Season 2". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
- "Winner: Hannibal". Hulu. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- Peters, Mark (February 26, 2014). "Better Than Silence". Slate. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
- Seitz, Matt Zoller (February 28, 2014). "Seitz on Hannibal Season 2: I Can't Get This Show Out of My Head". New York. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
- Sepinwall, Alan (February 27, 2014). "Review: NBC's Hannibal serves up Delicious Second (Season) Course". HitFix. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
- Adams, Erik (December 11, 2014). "The best TV shows of 2014 (part 2)". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- Goldman, Eric (May 23, 2014). "Hannibal: "Mizumono" Review". IGN. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
- Eichel, Molly (May 23, 2014). "Hannibal: "Mizumono"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
- Akers, Laura (June 3, 2014). "Hannibal season 2 finale review: Mizumono". Den of Geek. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- Dibdin, Emma (May 24, 2014). "Hannibal season 2 finale recap: 'Mizumono'". Digital Spy. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- "The Best TV Episodes of 2014". TV Guide. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
- "Hannibal: Season 3". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
- "Hannibal - Season 3 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Rivera, Joshua (June 2, 2015). "Season 3 of 'Hannibal' continues to be one of the best shows on TV". Business Insider. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- Patten, Dominic (June 2, 2015). "'Hannibal' Season 3 Review: More To Savor With Return Of NBC Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- Thompson, Zac (May 28, 2015). "[TV Review] 'Hannibal' Season Three Is Deliciously Different". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- Cabin, Chris (June 2, 2015). "Hannibal: Season Three". Slant Magazine. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- Jensen, Jeff (May 21, 2015). "Hannibal: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
- Dietz, Jason (December 10, 2013). "Best of 2013: Television Critic Top Ten Lists". Metacritic. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
- Dietz, Jason (December 9, 2014). "Best of 2014: Television Critic Top Ten Lists". Metacritic. Archived from the original on November 6, 2015.
- Dietz, Jason (December 8, 2015). "Best of 2015: Television Critic Top Ten Lists". Metacritic. Archived from the original on July 6, 2016.
- "TV – IGN's Best of 2013". IGN. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- Goldberg, Matt (February 26, 2014). "Saturn Award Nominations Announced; GRAVITY and THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Lead with 8 Nominations Each". Collider. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
- "Broadcast TV Journalists Association Unveils Critics' Choice Television Awards Nominees". Deadline Hollywood. May 28, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
- Bierly, Mandi (August 18, 2014). "EWwy Awards 2014: Meet Your Winners". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
- "Satellite Awards (2014)". International Press Academy. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
- "TV – IGN's Best of 2014". IGN. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
- Gingold, Michael (June 1, 2015). "The 2015 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Winners and Full Results!". Fangoria. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (January 17, 2016). "Critics' Choice Awards: TV Winners Include Fargo, Mr. Robot, Master of None, Rachel Bloom and Carrie Coon". TVLine. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- "TV – IGN's Best of 2015". IGN. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
- "The 2016 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Winners and Full Results!". Fangoria. May 10, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
- Bryant, Jacob (February 24, 2016). "'Star Wars,' 'Mad Max,' 'Walking Dead' Lead Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
- Cohen, David S. (June 23, 2016). "'The Force Awakens' Rings Up Eight Saturn Awards". Variety. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
- "Hannibal – Season 1 (Blu-ray) (2013)". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- Kauffman, Jeffrey (September 19, 2013). "Hannibal: Season One Blu-ray Review". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
- "Hannibal: Season 1". EzyDVD. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- Lambert, David (July 28, 2014). "Hannibal – Blu-rays and DVD for 'Season 2': Correct Street Date and Cost, Extras, Box Art". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
- Kauffman, Jeffrey (November 25, 2015). "Hannibal: Season Three Blu-ray Review". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Hannibal (TV series)|