Nellie Andreeva

Portions of the recently pulled fourth episode of NBC‘s Hannibal will be made available online as a Web series on NBC.com. The webisodes, first reported by TVLine, will serve as a bridge between Episode 3, which aired last week, and Episode 5, which airs tomorrow. Episode 4, which was scrapped in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre and just before the Boston Marathon bombings, involves a case of missing children abducted and brainwashed into killing their old families. That storyline presumably is being discarded, with the Web series focusing on the relationship between Hannibal Lecter and Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl). Here is the first installment with an intro by Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller. (The full version of the episode will air outside the U.S.):

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