NBC has graciously agreed to stop everyone’s suffering and serve up the first teaser for Hannibal Season 3. The teaser trailer is less than a minute, so it doesn’t give us much of an idea about what happened after the brutal, devastating slayings that closed out the second season of Hannibal. Soundtracked to The Turtles’ “Happy Together,” the teaser instead focuses on the relationship that begins to build between Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, played with elegant perversity by Gillian Anderson, following their encounters in the second season. And as befitting the most stylish and sumptuous of basic cable dramas and thrillers, the teaser highlights the grand surroundings that Hannibal and Maurier find themselves indulging in, despite being very much on the lam.
Despite these barely bite-size morsels of information, the teaser nevertheless gives us a good sense of where one storyline will be going, amongst the bevy of new horrors that Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) will have to face while still trying to catch his nemesis. Reports have already confirmed that Hannibal Season 3 will involve the infamous “Tooth Fairy” storyline, which was explored in both Red Dragon and Michael Mann‘s excellent Manhunter. Richard Armitage, better known as Thorin in the Hobbit trilogy, will play Francis Dolarhyde, the man who becomes the Tooth Fairy, but there’s no sense of how the show’s creators will further toy with the mythology that Thomas Harris‘s series of novels have built up over the years. So, no worries, still plenty to mull or, ya know, obsess over until Hannibal Season 3 premieres.
Hannibal Season 3 is set to premiere on June 4th at 10 p.m. Watch the teaser below: