After the shocking events of the season two finale, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) sporting a new identity, but servicing the same insatiable appetite. As the lives of Will (Hugh Dancy), Jack (Laurence Fishburne), and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal again, each with their own motivations to catch him once and for all, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected ways. In the second half of the season, Jack implores Will to help him catch a new threat, a serial killer preying on families, known in the press as the Tooth Fairy, but self-proclaimed as The Great Red Dragon. The hunt may force Will to turn to an unwelcome source of insight, his old adversary,
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- Hannibal: Series 3 review by RP
The excellent second season was always going to be a hard act to follow. The cliffhanger ending to so many characters made it must watch if a little gory tv. However this third season is almost split into two. The tidying up loose ends takes up much of the first half of the season. Even then we are left with the style over substance of slow motion pouring of wine and cutting of meat. There are also too many moments of dialogue like ' But why didn't you kill him when you got the chance'. Yes we are all asking the same question.
Second half of the season introduces the new baddie. Those familiar with the films and books will know that The Tooth Fairy or The Red Dragon enters the show. Slightly unconvincing and the usual plot of lets live in an isolated shack when danger emerges. Still If you put any credibility built up in the first two seasons aside. This is just about a good watch if a little underwhelming.