Hannibal Season 2: Bryan Fuller, Hugh Dancy Tease a 'Scrappy,' 'More Calculating' Will Graham

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Will Graham is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore.

That was the general gist from Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller and star Hugh Dancy, as they spoke with Michael Ausiello about Season 2 of the dark, dark NBC drama, at TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite.

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Fuller, who was joined by exec producers David Slade and Martha de Laurentiis, said that when the series returns at midseason — picking up “a short time after the finale,” in which Dancy’s addled alter ego was institutionalized — we will ultimately see “a scrappy Will Graham coming out swinging…. We get to see what happens when he fights back.”

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Press PLAY below for more from the Hannibal team, including the outlook for more of Gillian Anderson’s Dr. Du Maurier (and whether she shares a certain diet with Dr. Lecter), plus Dancy weighing the similarities between his TV character and wife Claire Danes’ bipolar Homeland spook.

Comments (16)

  • Michael Ausiello, is that a Killer Bob tshirt you are wearing? I love it!!

    Comment by K – July 18, 2013 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bryan Fuller is my TV hero.

    Comment by Babybop – July 18, 2013 09:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks-I loved the interview!

    Comment by N – July 18, 2013 10:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks. I really enjoyed the interview. Bring on Season 2!

    Comment by Mark – July 19, 2013 01:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great interview. Looking forward to season 2.

    Comment by sabrina – July 19, 2013 04:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You’re sitting in front of Bryan Fuller and you don’t ask a single question about Pushing Daisies *tsk* *tsk*

    Comment by RG – July 19, 2013 06:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The lack of replies here fills me with dread. Oh, well. At least I get a season two. Here’s hoping there’s a season three somewhere out there. But yeah, definitely want to see Will manipulate Hannibal this season. Turnabout is fair play.

    Comment by spikespeigel (@spikespeigel) – July 19, 2013 07:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Here’s to hoping that every season will have a couple offers to continue if NBC gets too scared. Hannibal is quite big in Europe (if that even counts for you guys^^), so it is appreciated, even with these few comments showing for it.

      I am also gonna love love love the game that will be played between Will and Hannibal – that is gonna be some exciting mindf****ng :)

      Comment by wi – July 19, 2013 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • omg Hugh is married to Claire Danes? How could i not have missed that :O Well, whatever.. great to hear, that they’ll try to get Gillian as much as possible – she was awesome (as was the rest of the Cast :))

    Comment by Stefan – July 19, 2013 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love Gillian!!! I started watching the show because of her!!!

      Comment by jules – July 19, 2013 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great interview! Getting pretty excited for season 2! (Also, I have to say – such a better and more professional interview than the one I saw over on

    Comment by Liz – July 19, 2013 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so excited for season 2! Great interview, I’m looking forward to all of your comic con interviews – it almost makes up for not being there (no it doesn’t)!

    Comment by Anna – July 19, 2013 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Only downer is that fans of the show have to wait so long. Truly one of the best shows on broadcast TV. I love that they only do a half season so that the richness of the series can shine through, but as Petty says, the waiting is the hardest part.

    Comment by PB – July 19, 2013 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great interview.Hugh Dancy is amazing :)

    Comment by sylwiamk (@sylwiamk) – July 20, 2013 03:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for season 2! And I’m glad Gillian is coming back. There was something very cold yet seductive about her character. I was entranced by her.

    Comment by Mikael – July 23, 2013 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited about the 2nd series, was so worried the USA wouldn’t have hit quota and us Brits missed out.

    Comment by cazxp – August 1, 2013 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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