NBC has announced a June 4th return date for Hannibal, releasing two new posters. The first shows Dr. Maurier (Gillian Anderson) taking in the sights during her European "vacation" with Dr. Lecter. The second poster shows Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) himself suited up on a new ride. Together, these images tease what could be the best run of episodes yet.
As Hannibal moves into Season 3, it's clear that the original Thomas Harris novels Hannibal and Hannibal Rising will continue to be used in furthering the overarching narrative. This time out, Dr. Lecter and his partner Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier will find themselves chased throughout Europe by Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). The story picks up nearly a year after the violent events witnessed in the Hannibal Season 2 finale.
There are plenty of new casting additions in Season 3. Richard Armitage will play the infamous Francis Dolarhyde, the serial killer also known as The Tooth Fairy from Red Dragon. Joe Anderson is taking over Michael Pitt's role as Mason Verger, who has been paralyzed and his face irreparably damaged. Rutina Wesley is playing a blind woman named Reba McClane who catches Dolarhyde's attention. Zachary Quinto is coming in for a cameo to play a patient of Dr. Maurier's. And Tao Okamoto is taking on the character of Chiyoy, a handmaid to Lady Murasaki, Dr. Lecter's Japanese aunt. Take a look at the new posters, then hold out for June 4. It's going to be a long wait!