Comic-Con: ‘Hannibal’ Crew Teases Season 2 Two-Part Opener

By | Thursday July 18, 2013 @ 8:45pm PDT

NBC‘s Hannibal ended its rookie season on a cliffhanger with FBI investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) on the wrong side of the bars, accused of murder. Exec producer Bryan Fuller revealed Thursday at Comic-Con that the crime series’ second season will return in a two-parter followed by a trial in Episode 3. “We have the season arc crafted, and it’s a doozy,” Fuller teased to a packed ballroom. “We just finished breaking Episode 3, and we are breaking Episode 4 now.” The Season 2 openers will act as a pseudo pilot, Fuller said, reintroducing characters who now find themselves in much different places. “Will knows something no one else knows, and it’s a great place to put a character,” Fuller said. “One of the things I was most excited about in Season 2 was seeing Will Graham hit rock bottom.”

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Fans were out in full force to support the series, which wrapped its freshman season down in the ratings. In its first Comic-Con showing since debuting in April (Hannibal had a pre-premiere appearance last year), the show had fans in full Hannibal cosplay turn up at the panel. Star Dancy joined Fuller, exec producer and series director David Slade, and producer Martha De Laurentiis onstage for a panel chat following a gory “amuse bouche” highlights reel. The recap was a reminder of how Hannibal routinely depicts some of the most extreme graphic kills on broadcast TV. Fuller says network suits rarely object. Except on the Season 1 episode “Coquilles,” in which a killer mutilates his victims into angels to watch over him in his sleep. “We had two people who were nude and we saw their buttocks,” Fuller said. “They were dead, they were flayed open, and cracked in many ways. Their butt crack was the least offensive of the ones they were sporting, [but] the network said no. … I asked why, because of the exposed spine and muscle tissue and flayed skin? I said, ‘What if we fill the butt cracks with blood so you can’t see them?’ They said OK.” Read More »

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Hot TV Trailer: ‘Hannibal’

By | Thursday March 14, 2013 @ 4:39pm PDT

NBC has posted a full trailer for Hannibal ahead of its April 4 premiere. Mads Mikkelsen plays the title character and Hugh Dancy plays FBI criminal profiler Will Graham. Laurence Fishburne and Caroline Dhavernas also star in the series based on characters from Thomas Harris’ novel … Read More »

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Sony’s AXN Networks Bite Into ‘Hannibal’

Upcoming contemporary thriller series Hannibal will be broadcast on Sony Pictures Television’s AXN networks in 18 languages across 63 countries. Production is expected to start in late July on the 13-episodes that trace the early relationship of Thomas Harris’s legendary … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy in ‘Hysteria’

By | Saturday April 14, 2012 @ 5:24pm PDT

Sony Pictures Classics posted a new trailer for Hysteria, a period comedy directed by Tanya Wexler about the discovery/creation of the vibrator. It stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Jonathan Pryce and Rupert Everett. It’s currently slated to open May 18.

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Hugh Dancy To Star In NBC Series ‘Hannibal’

By | Thursday March 22, 2012 @ 3:40pm PDT
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Hugh Dancy HannibalBritish actor Hugh Dancy is set as one of the two leads in Hannibal, NBC’s 13-episode series from Gaumont International Television, written and executive produced by Bryan Fuller and executive produced by Martha DeLaurentiis. The project … Read More »

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TOLDJA! Sony Pictures Classics Deal For ‘Hysteria’ Climaxes

Mike Fleming

Deadline revealed September 30 that Sony Pictures Classics would acquire Hysteria, the film that covers the accidental discovery of the vibrator. SPC has just issued this official announcement of the deal:

NEW YORK (November 10, 2011) – Sony Pictures

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Toronto: Sony Pictures Landing ‘Hysteria’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Sony Pictures Classics is near a deal to distribute Hysteria, the Tanya Wexler-directed romantic comedy based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world’s first electro-mechanical vibrator as an advance in … Read More »

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Toronto: Her Hot Button Film In Play, ‘Hysteria’ Helmer Tanya Wexler Signs With WME

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Tanya Wexler. She’s the director of Hysteria, the 2011 Toronto Film Festival drama about the invention of the vibrator. The buzz is that film is in hot pursuit by suitors that include Sony Pictures Classics, Samuel … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hysteria’

Hysteria is Tanya Wexler’s UK romantic comedy that revolves (among other things) around the invention of the vibrator during the Victorian age — apparently the device was used as a science-based antidote to certain mental maladies before it was discovered to have, well, ancillary value. Hugh Dancy and Maggie … Read More »

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Alan Alda, Hugh Dancy Join ‘The Big C’

By | Monday March 28, 2011 @ 1:24pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Alan Alda, best known for his portrayal of Army hospital doctor Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H, will put on a white coat again for a guest appearance on Showtime’s dark comedy The Big C, playing an oncologist who Cathy Jamison (Laura … Read More »

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