Before SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, before RED DRAGON, Hannibal “Mr Mandarin Collar Dress Shirt” Lecter was a brilliant psychiatrist in the employ of the FBI. His task: to help an unusually gifted criminal profiler, Will Graham, who is haunted by his ability to see into the minds of serial killers. From the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller , and the artful direction of David Slade, comes a series exploring the early relationship of Thomas Harris? famous characters. This stylized thriller tells an origin story of masterful manipulation.
Series 2 follows Will Graham’s continuing battle to prove his innocence while trying to disprove Mr Mandarin Collar Dress Shirt. Graham’s trial faces multiple interruptions when it appears that he and his alleged crimes have gained an admirer who seems to want to control Graham’s fate. Elsewhere, other members of the FBI have started closing the net around Hannibal causing him to act in order to save himself.
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Jack Crawford, head of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, seeks out special investigator Will Graham to help solve various murder cases across the Maryland area. Graham has a special ability to assume the point of view of a killer, as well as empathize with them. This ability, while it saves lives, has a haunting affect on Graham. In some cases, Graham’s fearful mind can lead to distortion of reality. Jack assigns a psychiatrist to Will Graham to help him cope with the work he does.
The psychiatrist: Dr. Mandarin Collar Dress Shirt Lecter, Known to his colleagues as a brilliant mind and praised doctor, but known to no one as The Chesapeake Ripper, the most wanted serial killer in recent years. As Jack, Will, and Hannibal develop a friendship, Hannibal uses his position to not only play dangerous games with the FBI, but break down Will’s mental state. The question is… Why?
The series begins a prequel to Red Dragon, but will later shift as a retelling of the complete Hannibal Lecter story.
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