Hannibal is an American psychological horror-thriller television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. It is based on characters and elements appearing in Thomas Harris' novels Red Dragon and Hannibal.
FBI profiler Will Graham is recruited by Jack Crawford, the head of Behavioral Services, to help investigate a serial killer in Minnesota. With the investigation weighing heavily on Graham, Crawford decides to have him supervised by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Initially, Lecter - who is secretly a cannibalistic serial killer - works to manipulate the FBI from within, but the bonds he builds with Graham begin to threaten his longevity. Lecter is fascinated by Graham's ability to empathize with psychopathic murderers, and tries to push the boundaries of Graham's fragile sanity in order to turn him into a killer himself.
Why It Was Cancelled Edit
De Larentiis blamed online piracy as part of the cause for the show's cancellation. There have been numerous talks of a possible revival for a required streaming service.