Friday, 5 June 2015

Original Series “Hannibal” Season 3 is back on AXN!

Global Online Premiere: Simulcast with U.S June 5 at 1pm at AXN-Asia.com for Asia,
followed by AXN’s linear channel premiere same day at 9:45pm, within 12 hours of the US telecast.

Image credit to AXN

The wait is over for fans of the AXN original series “Hannibal” – affectionately known as ‘Fannibals’ who will enjoy the thrill of the chase with the first episode simulcast on AXN websites around the world as season three premieres in the U.S.

Across Asia, the premiere episode will stream on the AXN Asia website (www.axn-asia.com) on Friday June 5 at 1pm, Singapore time, nine hours ahead of AXN’s “Hannibal” Season 3 broadcast premiere at 9.45pm (SG) / 10pm (MY, HK) / 9pm (BKK, WIB) on the same night. Subsequent episodes will continue to premiere in its regular timeslot every Friday on AXN, within 12 hours of the US telecast.

Making the global online simulcast especially thrilling this Friday will be “Hannibal” series creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller, and executive producer Martha DeLaurentiis who will live-tweet during the simulcast. ‘Fannibals’ can hashtag their Twitter posts with #AXNHannibal and viewers can include the @AXNAsia handle for their chance to chat and converse with the creative force behind “Hannibal” on Twitter.

In Malaysia, AXN has teamed up with Astro to offer on-demand viewing of the new season, including catch up for “Hannibal” seasons one and two via the Astro-On-The-Go app. Details are available at https://my.onthego.astro.com.my/

In the Philippines, AXN and SkyCable are also partnering to offer subscribers the opportunity for online catch-up viewing of “Hannibal” Season 3.

This AXN world-first will also be marked by exclusive lunch screening events in Singapore (in which i will be attending) and Kuala Lumpur where invited guests will enjoy “lunch with Hannibal” while watching the first episode simulcast at the same time of the US premiere, also on June 5.

Image credit to AXN
Image credit to AXN
Based on the novel ‘Red Dragon’ by Thomas Harris, the dark and haunting series “Hannibal” returns for a third season to reveal the fates of characters hanging in the balance and the continuing psychological cat and mouse games they face.

It’s one year on after the shocking events of the season two finale, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe – accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) – sporting a new identity, but servicing the same insatiable appetite. The new season promises to be the best dressed show on TV as the action in “Hannibal” shifts to the classic European backdrop.

As the lives of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), and Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal again, each with their own motivations to catch him once and for all, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected ways. With Will and the FBI in pursuit, and without a home base, Hannibal is more vulnerable. His past is catching up with him and he knows it.

In the second half of the season, Jack implores Will to help him catch a new threat, a serial killer preying on families, known in the press as the Tooth Fairy, but self-proclaimed as The Great Red Dragon. The hunt may force Will to turn to an unwelcome source of insight – his old adversary, Hannibal.

Bon appétit.