When we last saw Dr. Lecter at the end of Season 2 last year, he had walked away from a bloodbath and was flying far from America with the psychiatrist Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) by his first-class side. Well, Season 3 of Hannibal picks up on June 4 with the duo amongst the bright lights and poetry of Europe, but there is still a lot of blood flowing. As my video review above says, the Bryan Fuller-produced NBC series based on Thomas Harris’ novels about the infamous and captivating cannibal returns more beautiful and menacing than ever – and that’s really saying something for this deeply stylish series.

Seemingly born to inhabit the small-screen skin of Hannibal that Sir Anthony Hopkins Deadline Review Badge Dominic Pattencommanded to an Oscar-winning performance on the big screen, Mads Mikkelsen in Season 3 walks further in the Welsh actor’s steps. As the first few episodes reveal, Hannibal the TV series is going directly into territory seen before in the Ridley Scott-helmed 2001 Hannibal film — but with a very different approach. Hugh Dancy’s Will Graham is back, but this year sees Hannibal’s cast grow, as there is much to be consumed.

Take a taste of my Hannibal review and tell us what you think. While you be sitting down with Dr. Lecter on Thursday?