About the Series
From the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller (Heroes, Pushing Daisies), and the artful direction of David Slade (Twilight: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night), comes a one-hour drama series exploring the early relationship of Thomas Harris’ famous characters—psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter and his patient, gifted FBI criminal profiler Will Graham. This stylized thriller tells an origin story of masterful manipulation.
Dr. Hannibal Lecter - A brilliant forensic psychiatrist with a taste for the criminally minded, recruited to the FBI in order to profile Will Graham. Dr. Lecter tests Graham every step of the way, toying with him and playing a game all his own. Like only Lecter can, he twists Graham’s mind, daring him to question everything he knows about others…and himself.
Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier - Lecter's personal psychiatrist and colleague. During their session, she tells him that she doesn't believe he is being completely honest and that she has conversations with a version of him; she believes that he wears a "person-suit" or a "human-veil."
Will Graham - Originally a lecturer at the FBI academy, Graham is recruited by Jack Crawford to the Behavioral Science Unit in order to hunt the Minnesota Shrike. As part of his mental condition, he visualizes himself committing the murders he investigates to understand the killers' behaviors. Crawford assigns him a psychiatrist in order to assess his mental state.
Dr. Alana Bloom - Initially a consultant psychiatrist and behavioral science lecturer attached to the FBI, Bloom is Lecter's former student and Graham's friend.
Jack Crawford - A Special Agent in charge and the head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. He is Graham's boss and is responsible for Graham's descent into the world of criminal investigations.
Lady Murasaki - Lecter's aunt who possesses an alluring and classical beauty with a dark secret.