Hannibal‘ has been an absolute smash hit that has Hugh Dancy (‘Black Hawk Down’,’King Arthur’) nailing the role of Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen (‘Casino Royale’,’Clash of the Titans’) elevating Hannibal to a level that is riveting, while being completely different from the role that Anthony Hopkins (‘Thor: The Dark World‘, ‘Hannibal’) made famous in The Silence of the Lambs’. When season 1 ended, the most important question on all of our minds is when will there be a second season? Apparently the answer to that is February 28, 2014!

Yes, NBC has officially announced that the series will return for a 13-episode second season in two months and I, for one, am salivating at the thought of these two butting heads once again. What will be fun is the major change in roles that Graham will suffer through as he won’t be anywhere near his original role, at least not quite in the same way.

According to NBC Entertainment’s President Jenniver Salke:

“Bryan and his team are running on all creative cylinders once again and have delivered episodes full of intrigue, scares and surprises. The show continues to astound us with its incredible aesthetic beauty and its amazingly talented cast.”

I know that at least their promotional department is hard at work because check out this amazing teaser poster!

I’m pretty sure the cast and crew are hard at work and hope that Season 2 is as good or better than Season 1 which I loved. The showrunners have a plan for it to be 7 seasons long according to this year’s Comic-Con panel and I’d really love for that ending up to be the case.

Potential spoilers below!

Here’s a recap of what we know about Season 2 so far from their Comic-Con panel: Will Graham has hit his rock bottom already so with nothing left to lose we’ll see him on a new course this season. Also, the first episode will be a two-parter which changes the dynamic of the show in the fact that Graham now knows who and what Hannibal is even though no one will believe him. On top of the dynamic change we’re also going to be flashed forward a few months from the finale and the third episode of the season will involve a courtroom trial – we just don’t know if it’s Will’s, a case he worked on, or if he’s been brought in to consult as an expert witness. The last of those options is unlikely with him being in prison. Finally we’ll be seeing Will preemptively fall into the pattern that Hannibal himself will eventually fall into in that he’ll be in prison and people will come to him for help on cases.

There’s a lot I’m looking forward to here! How about the rest of you? Are you hungry for more ‘Hannibal’ or did the first season leave you with an upset stomach?

Source: Coming Soon