Clip: Propulsive Kitchen Fight from “HANNIBAL” Season Premiere
The little I’ve seen of HANNIBAL is enough to make it very clear that the show, like TRUE DETECTIVE, is a stylish, cinematic delight. As season two approaches (and my catch-up looms), this preview clip of an all-out brawl between Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and Laurence Fishburne’s Jack Crawford anticipates no different for the upcoming run.
I guess it’s fitting for Lecter and his tastes that intense action such as below should take place in a kitchen, but it’s a happy coincidence that it comes on the heels of a few years of stellar kitchen fights onscreen. 2011 French thriller SLEEPLESS NIGHT (NUIT BLANCHE) has a rousing climactic culinary tussle, while the upcoming THE RAID 2’s features a flat out showstopper in a grand cookery. This is a lovely addition.
HANNIBAL Season Two premieres February 28 at 10 p.m. on NBC. The episode is helmed by longtime television director Tim Hunter who, in addition to HANNIBAL, has brought us episodes of MAD MEN and TWIN PEAKS.