NBC has finally announced the premiere date for its new and highly anticipated series Hannibal. The new series will premiere on April 4th in the 10pm time slot. If you remember, that slot on NBC has been a difficult one to keep filled. Several shows have been in that slot and have all been cancelled, Prime Suspect, Awake, The Firm and most recently Do No Harm.

The series stars Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew.

Only time will tell how Hannibal will do in the 10pm slot.

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