With season 3 of Hannibal right around the corner, a brand new motion poster has landed to further whet your appetite for the show’s return. Seeing as it’s been a good long while since that first trailer arrived, this delightful animated artwork (via Mashable) is a perfect palate cleanser until the next one arrives.
Decked out in his motorcycle leathers, the titular cannibal is front and center of this newest tease, which only requires a tiny amount of ‘motion’ to truly unnerve. Played by Mads Mikkelsen, who was last spotted quickly exiting a house full of dying people lying around groaning in pools of blood, the murderous Dr. Lecter will also be at the fore of the upcoming season. Albeit on a new continent.
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As series creator Bryan Fuller has revealed, the upcoming season will take place across four distinct time periods. Episodes will hop back and forward through varying epochs in order to flesh out some of Lecter’s backstory, taking their inspiration from two of Thomas Harris’ source novels – Hannibal Rising and Hannibal. Once those events are all taken care of, towards the backend, the Red Dragon storyline is expected to close out the season.
Co-starring Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne and Gillian Anderson and newcomers Zachary Quinto, Glenn Fleshler, Richard Armitage, Rutina Wesley and Nina Arianda, Hannibal is back on the prowl June 4.