Check out the latest trailer for NBC’s Hannibal starring Mads Mikkelson, Hugh Dancy, and Laurence Fishburne. This is just the most-recent in a long line of promos as the Peacock is really hot on this show as possibly becoming their next scripted hit. That said, it definitely appears a lot rougher than what we are accustom to on broadcast television. Could this be the network’s answer to Fox’s The Following which some already perceived to be extreme in the run-up to premiere? A transition towards even more adult themes could help longform television on commercial-run channels compete against cable, but will the FCC have anything to say about this sudden wave of grittiness on the medium? Hopefully not.
Hannibal premieres Thursday, April 4 on NBC.