2014 • NBC
311 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Aperitif
Unorthodox profiler Will Graham is enlisted by the FBI’s Jack Crawford to catch the Minnesota Shrike, a serial killer who targets young women. When answers prove elusive, they ask noted psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter to consult on both the case and the mental strain it is causing Will.
2 Amuse-Bouche
Will and Jack hunt a killer who is burying his victims alive as fertilizer for his intricate garden of fungus, while Hannibal tries to shield Will from prying tabloid journalist Freddie Lounds.
3 Potage
Determined to give Abigail closure, Will and Hannibal travel with Abigail back home to the scene of her father's crimes.
4 Ceuf
After the brutal murder of an otherwise happy family, Will and Jack uncover a string of child kidnappings where it seems the children have turned against their parents.
5 Coquilles
The Team tracks a killer who is turning his victims into “angels,” while Jack deals with a personal crisis.
6 Entree
Dr. Abel Gideon, an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, claims to be the real Chesapeake Ripper. Will and Jack set out to test his assertions.
7 Sorbet
After a man is found dead in a hotel room with his kidney missing, Jack believes the serial killer known as the Chesapeake Ripper has resurfaced.
8 Fromage
Will and Jack pursue a murderer who makes instrument strings from the gut of humans.
9 Trou Normand
A human totem pole is found on a beach, comprised of seventeen different bodies. As the Team works to find a common thread between the victims, Abigail comes clean to Hannibal on a dark secret.
10 Buffet Froid
Will questions his sanity as he gets inside the mind of a killer who believes that she herself is already dead.
11 Roti
Having escaped custody, Dr. Abel Gideon seeks revenge on his former therapists, as Will battles his own escalating mental crisis.
12 Relevés
Hannibal consults his own therapist about his complex relationship with Will, while Will’s newly expanded theory on the Copy Cat killer makes Jack question his grasp on reality.
13 Savoureux
Will’s mental decline results in tragedy, when it appears he may have murdered Abigail Hobbs. With himself as his only defender, Will desperately tries to prove he’s being framed by the real Copy Cat killer.

About this show

From the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller (Heroes, Pushing Daisies), and the artful direction of David Slade (Twilight: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night), comes a one-hour drama series exploring the early relationship of Thomas Harris' famous characters—psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter and his patient, gifted FBI criminal profiler Will Graham. This stylized thriller tells an origin story of masterful manipulation.
311 reviews
Larry Diehl
January 10, 2021
This is hands down the best show I have ever seen. The acting, dialogue, clothing, every meticulous detail truly makes this a masterpiece. It's a real shame it got cancelled during the 3rd season. Based on what I've read they couldn't get the viewings and one of the challenges is they kept moving the time slots around at the network and....the content is insanely graphic. This has the production value of something you would see on Starz or HBO. This show is a MUST SEE, w no distractions.
End Tragedy Pimps
April 7, 2022
Google ripped me off and charged me twice for Season 1 of Hannibal...I emailed them weeks ago and asked for a $9.99 to be put back on my account. They have the records of the double charge. Google refuses to acknowledge the double charge, leaving my account short by $9.99. Don't trust Google, Google Play, and their bogus "gift cards." This multi-billion dollar company has no compunction about cheating customers. Pathetic, Google.
Matt Quillen
February 16, 2017
This show is just amazing. I didn't even realize my skin could still crawl from horror, and yet here we are. I'm a little sad that I appear to have missed my chance to purchase seasons 1 & 2 as only 3 is currently available for sale. I suppose I shall just have to sup on disappointment until Google corrects this oversight and lets me throw more of my money at this wonderful show.
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