9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About NBC’s "Hannibal"

The wait is finally over! The second season of Bryan Fuller’s latest masterpiece is on full throttle… Here are some facts you might have missed.

1. Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) and Hugh Dancy (Will Graham) also starred together in King Arthur:

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2. David Tennant from Doctor Who auditioned for the lead role of Hannibal:

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He obviously didn’t get it :(

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3. The title of every first-season episode is a French word for a meal course:

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4. Hugh Dancy was not Fuller’s first choice for Will Graham:

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The director had actually considered Lee Pace for the role. Pace also stars in Fuller’s ‘Pushing Daisies’.

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5. Laurence Fishburne and his onscreen wife are also an offscreen couple:

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6. In the first episode there’s a reference to Hulk:

The quote “Don’t psychoanalyze me, you wouldn’t like me when I’m psychoanalyzed.” is a reference to the comic book character, “The Incredible Hulk”, and his famous “Don’t make me angry…” line.

The Hulk was portrayed in The Incredible Hulk by Edward Norton, the same actor who played Will Graham in “Red Dragon” in 2002.

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7. The show has a food stylist:


And we interviewed her.

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8. Dancy recommended Mikkelsen for the role of Hannibal:

The two became friends while filming King Arthur.

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9. Hard-core fans of the show call themselves ‘Fannibals’:

And do amazing things on Tumblr.

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