‘Hannibal’ Season 2: Episode 1 Premiere Date (+Trailer, Spoilers)

January 21, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

“Hannibal” season 2, episode 1 is set for a February 28 air date, at 10 p.m. on NBC.

Besides the trailer coming out, spoilers have been leaking. 

Let’s check some of them out. (below the trailer)

-Will Graham is in prison, and everyone thinks he’s guilty. Graham was framed for Hannibal’s crimes, and he hasn’t been released between seasons, reports Entertainment Weekly. Graham is trying to get himself released and also take down Hannibal. But Hannibal is acting as Will’s psychiatrist, and is going to try to get Will to see the truth that he wants him to see.

-Jack is among those who believes that Will is guilty. “Hannibal is playing off of Jack’s intrinsic guilt over what’s happening to Will,” Fuller told TV Guide. “From the get-go, [Jack] knew that he was taking a man out of a classroom and putting him into a dangerous psychological situation. He had no idea how dangerous it was, but the water was getting hot. Jack was aware of the increase in temperature — he just didn’t know that it was going to be Will’s brain that was boiling over. So, to deal with his own guilt on that matter, it would be very easy for him to go to the place of, “Will did it.” All of the evidence is pointing that direction, and clearly he has no reason to suspect Hannibal at this stage. We’ll see more in Season 2 of Hannibal’s further manipulations of Jack Crawford on that front.

-In a twist, Hannibal has Graham’s old job.  “Hannibal becomes the new Will Graham in many ways,” Bryan Fuller told E!. “There’s a lot of fun seeing him interact with the FBI.”

-Dr. Chilton gets his organs put back inside himself and will be trying to analyze Will’s mind. He will be “a nemesis of sorts for Will in the institution,” Fuller said. 

-Bedelia du Maurier, Hannibal’s psychiatrist, will be back, and will grow suspicious of Hannibal. . “She’s doing a really fun, closer examination of her patient and figuring some things out for herself, and that’s dangerous for anyone,” Fuller said.

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