This week, I join Alonso Duralde on “What the Flick?” to discuss Hannibal season 2, episode 8 entitled “Su-zakana” which aired last Friday night on NBC.
In this chapter, Will assists the investigation into a woman’s body found inside a horse, while Alana frets about Will’s intentions toward Hannibal. With the clock ticking, Will and Hannibal race to protect a witness they believe to be in great peril. Jeremy Davies and genre fave Kathrine Isabelle pop up to co-star.
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The good news? Ratings for Hannibal are going up. The bad news? We still haven’t heard about a third season. Still, let’s focus on the positive, shall we?
NBC released its numbers for the latest episode of Hannibal over the weekend. The show pulled in 2.9 million viewers overall and is currently up +29% week to week and up +30% in total viewers. This is obviously fantastic news because the show is finding a growing audience, but what will secure its future is that season 3 green light we’re still waiting for from NBC.
Showtime has released this new trailer for Penny Dreadful, starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway. The show will premiere on May 11th.
In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – have become embroiled in Victorian London.
The next genre-based series to hit television, Salem, arrives this Sunday, April 20th on WGN. And in anticipation of what looks like a pretty gnarly show full of paranoia and torture, we have a trailer and new one-sheet to share with you.
Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth cloaked behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem to be. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.
FX debuted an all-new squirm-inducing TV spot for The Strain, the new series arriving this summer. Guillermo del Toro helmed the pilot.
Corey Stoll stars alongside David Bradley, Sean Astin and Mia Maestro.
Based on the novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the tale is a high concept thriller that tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather” (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City.
Bates Motel, surprisingly, only has three episodes left (man, how time flies!) before it wraps up its sophomore season. This morning, A&E shared with us its “3 episode countdown” TV spot which shows that things are going to be getting pretty intense.
In the next episode, airing Monday, April 21st: Romero digs for the truth behind Miss Watson’s murder, while the war between the drug families presents Dylan with an impossible choice. Norman pushes Norma away when she won’t tell him the truth about his blackouts.
Watch the promo here!
Your truly is back on “What the Flick?” with Alonso Duralde and William Bibbiani to recap the latest episode of Hannibal, “Yakimono.” In the sixth entry of the second season: Will is released from Chilton’s Asylum, while the discovery of Miriam Lass gives Jack new hope in finding the Chesapeake Ripper. What did we think? Tune in via the player here!
NBC has unveiled the official, full trailer for Rosemary’s Baby, the two-part mini-series airing on May 11th and May 15th. This adaptation of the Ira Levin novel stars Zoe Saldana and Patrick J. Adams and is directed by Agnieszka Holland.
In the story, Rosemary is the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.