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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Hannibal'

Updated November 8, 2019 125 votes 42 voters 2.2k views3 items

This list features the best seasons of Hannibal, listed from best to worst with pictures of season posters when available. Fans may debate which season of Hannibal is the best, but each installment of the psychological thriller series features deliciously memorable episodes. Some Hannibal seasons focus on Lecter's ability to manipulate and other good seasons explore the minds of serial killers - and all feature amazingly beautiful spreads of food from questionable sources.

This list of Hannibal seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of episodes starring Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy are the best. Season one introduced viewers to Lecter's unique relationship with law enforcement while later seasons reveal his true motives.

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  • Hannibal - Season 2
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    The second season of Hannibal premiered on February 28, 2014, and contains 13 episodes. This season follows Will Graham's continuing battle to prove his innocence while trying to disprove Hannibal's.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Mukōzuke," "Kaiseki" and "Su-zakana."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Crawford attacks Lecter.
    • Alan tries to shoot Lecter.
    • Lecter does what he does best.

     

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  • Hannibal - Season 1
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    The first season of Hannibal premiered on April 4, 2013, and contains 13 episodes. This season focuses on the manipulations of Hannibal Lecter, the brilliant psychiatrist, and the criminal profiler Will Graham.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Amuse-Bouche," "Apéritif" and "Potage."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Graham and Lecter begin to work together.
    • Graham is taken into custody.
    • Lecter confesses to Abigail.
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  • Hannibal - Season 3
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    The third season of Hannibal premiered on June 4, 2015, and contains 13 episodes. This season focuses on Lecter's escape from the law.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Antipasto," "Secondo" and "Primavera."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Graham wakes up in the hospital.
    • Dolarhyde kidnaps McClane.
    • Graham and Lecter collaborate to bring down Dolarhyde.
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