‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Reveals ‘Red Dragon’ and More Survivors in Latest Promo
NBC’s Hannibal will return for a third course as soon as June 4, but the lion’s share of promos have focus on the dark doctor’s new life abroad. Now, the newest look at Bryan Fuller’s third season introduces The Hobbit star Richard Armitage as the famed Red Dragon, simultaneously spoiling a few more outcomes from the Season 2 finale bloodbath.
Amid talk and footage of the new season’s earlier episodes, E!’s exclusive new look at Hannibal Season 3 offers a first taste of the Red Dragon storyline arriving later on in the run, including Armitage in the body-building, tattooed role of “Tooth Fairy” killer Francis Dolarhyde. Additionally, one can also spy our first real look at Caroline Dhavernas back in the role of Dr. Alana Bloom, this time sporting a cane, and therefore unlikely a figment of Will’s imagination.
Plus, did someone say new (standing!) Mason Verger? So reads NBC’s premiere “Antipasto” synopsis:
HANNIBAL IS ON THE RUN - EDDIE IZZARD AND ZACHARY QUINTO GUEST STAR – Having successfully escaped FBI capture, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving through the European landscape, with Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) in tow.But Dr. Lecter’s old habits and opulent tastes are still on display as he settles into a new identity and life in Florence, Italy, working at the Palazzo Capponi museum. Glimpses into the past help inform his relationship with Bedelia, a pairing not clearly defined as friend or foe.
Most recently adding True Detective star Glenn Fleshler as Cordell, personal physician to Verger, we also know of Hannibal Season 3 that Gillian Anderson has been upgraded to series regular. True Blood vet Rutina Wesley and Nina Arianda will play Red Dragon characters Reba McClane and Molly, respectively, while Raul Esparza will return to the role of Dr. Frederick Chilton.
The new season will pick up with Hannibal and Bedelia’s new life on the lam, also incorporating such other literary Thomas Harris figures as Hannibal novel character Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi. Additionally, Batman vs. Superman and The Wolverine star Tao Okamoto has been confirmed to play the role of Chiyo, attendant to Hannibal’s “aunt” Lady Murasaki.
Hannibal Season 3 will premiere on June 4, while we’ve also seen the first photos, and included the latest promo below.