Hannibal: The Complete Series

Probably the most gruesome and nihilistic series ever to be produced by a major network, NBC’s reimagining of Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter character evolved from an overly graphic police procedural into something of unexpected depth and quality. For this elegant but horrific, derivative but unique, critically acclaimed but criminally under-watched series, the people behind Hannibal made all the right choices: the right Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen), the right antagonist for him (Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham), the right supporting cast (Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Gillian Anderson), and the right show-runner in Bryan Fuller, who successfully reimagined and contemporized an iconic character without abandoning the existing canon or plagiarizing the previous film versions. The box set includes all three seasons as well as the special features from individual season releases, including episode commentaries and behind-the-scenes featurettes.