"It's a Completely New Hannibal": Season 3 Preview Is Full of Red Dragon, Lots of Gillian Anderson and More

Exclusive! The cast of NBC's acclaimed drama teases big changes

By Chris Harnick May 21, 2015 4:00 PMTags

Are you ready for a delectable Hannibal treat? Of course you are, you're Fannibals! We've got an exclusive first look at Hannibal season three and it includes—gulp—the Red Dragon. In the video below, get your first glimpse at Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde, the baddie at the center of the Red Dragon tales.

Season three picks up with Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) living in Europe with Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson). "It's a completely new Hannibal," Hugh Dancy, Will Graham on the series, teases.

"I've killed hardly anybody during our residence," Hannibal says. Yeah, right. But hold on, we need to talk about what is going on with Bedelia. That scene we get a glimpse of with Hannibal and Bedelia where he asks her if she's going to observe or participate gave us chills.

"She could be as dark as Hannibal," Anderson says. "But you don't know." Could be?! Our main takeaway: The more Bedelia the better.

"This was a great way to start a new season because everything is possible," Caroline Dhavernas says. "Season three is like a blank slate."

How cute is Richard Armitage not knowing the Red Dragon lore? Seems like he got caught up mighty quickly. Make sure to click play on the video above to get more Hannibal scoop.

The new season of Hannibal kicks off on Thursday, June 4 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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