Hannibal Season 3 News and Spoilers: Hannibal Season 3 Will Reveal The Red Dragon, Hannibal to Drag Bedelia Du Maurier to Italy
By Yumi Redfield
The third season of Hannibal will premiere on June 4 with "Antipasto."
Hannibal season 3 starts with Hannibal Lecter (played by Mads Mikkelsen) on the run from the FBI as he drags Bedelia Du Maurier (played by Gillian Anderson) to Italy to be part of his elaborate charade.
Here's the latest on Hannibal Season 3 news and spoilers.
In Hannibal season 3, for several months, Hannibal has already assumed a new identity in Italy, the identity of Dr. Fell, while Bedelia assumed the role of his wife. Hannibal pretends to assume the role of a Curator at the Palazzo Capponi in Florence.
The first episode for Hannibal season 3 will ignore all other characters in the series and concentrate mainly around Hannibal and Bedelia.
Hannibal Executive Producer Bryan Fuller stated, "I would tell you, but it's so much of the fun of the first episode. That's the whole point of the first episode. You don't see any of the other characters. It's Hannibal and Bedelia. It's the Talented Mr. Lecter and how they live under aliases and how they are navigating away from the FBI."
Fans will also get to understand more about Bedelia as the first episode of Hannibal season 3 delves deeper into her psyche, Fuller further states, "It's going to answer a lot of question because we do flashbacks. We understand what happened with her patient. We flash back to that. We flash back to the night of the murders and what her perspective was."
Another thing we can look forward to in the third season of Hannibal is the introduction of the Tooth Fairy a.k.a. The Great Red Dragon a.k.a. Francis Dolarhyde which will be played by Richard Armitage. Fuller had nothing but praise for Armitage's portrayal of the Red Dragon during his interview with Den of Geek:
"Oh! I can't speak highly enough about the man as a professional and how he has brought this character to life in such a unique way. The tragedy of Francis Dolarhyde in the literature, I find to be so poignant and so romantic-you have this man who is capable of horrible things in that he's a murderer of families, yet he is eloquent enough to take a blind woman on a date to the zoo where she can't see the animals, but he has arranged for her to feel the animals-it's one of the most romantic things I've ever read, ever!"
"To be able to allow the audience to meet that man first and see the tragedy of his situation and then be exposed to the horrors of what he is capable of, and then be able to return again to the story of a tortured man whose mind is eating him from the inside out, takes a very particular actor to navigate and garner sympathy from the audience."
"I'm currently looking at episodes with Richard's work and there is one in particular where both the editor and I were crying in the edit room because he communicated so eloquently the pain of Francis Dolarhyde and the torture of his existence."