Hannibal Returns to AXN

Hannibal Lecter is back – and the notorious cannibalistic serial killer is now on the run. Fans of the AXN original series “Hannibal” – affectionately known as ‘Fannibals’ – will love the thrill of the chase – beginning with the first episode simulcast on AXN websites worldwide, as Season Three premieres in the USA.

Photo by: horrorchannel.com

Photo by: horrorchannel.com

Premiere episode to be streamed on AXN online

Throughout Asia, the premiere episode will be streamed on the AXN Asia website (www.axn-asia.com) on Friday June 5 at 1pm Singapore time – this is 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. Folllowing episodes will be aired in its regular time slot every Friday on AXN – within 12 hours of the US telecast.

Tweet live during the show

This Friday, “Hannibal” series creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller, and executive producer Martha DeLaurentiis will also be tweeting live during the simulcast. ‘Fannibals’ can hashtag their Twitter posts with #AXNHannibal and viewers can include the @AXNAsia handle – to communicate with the creative brains behind “Hannibal” – through Twitter.

In-demand viewing

AXN’s Malaysian team, together with, Astro will also be offering in-demand viewing of Hannibal. This will include catch up for “Hannibal” seasons one and two via the Astro-On-The-Go app. Check out https://my.onthego.astro.com.my/ for more.

Online-catch up of Hannibal

In the Philippines, AXN and SkyCable will also come together to give subscribers the chance for online catch-up viewing of the third season of “Hannibal.”

Exclusive media lunch screenings

As an AXN world-first, there will also be exclusive lunch screening events in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – where invited guests can enjoy “lunch with Hannibal” – while watching the first episode simulcast at the same time as the US premiere, on June 5.

Third season reveals the fate of characters whose fates are undecided

Based on the ‘Red Dragon’ novel written by Thomas Harris, the dark and haunting series “Hannibal” returns to reveal the fates of characters which are still hanging in the balance – and the psychological cat and mouse games they will continue to face.

Photo by: www.soundonsight.org

Photo by: www.soundonsight.org

It’s one year on after the shocking events of the season two finale, with Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) on the run in Europe. He is accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) – and has a new identity, but servicing the same insatiable appetite for human flesh. The new season promises to be the best dressed television show – as the action in “Hannibal” turns back to Europe.

As the lives of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), and Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal again – 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 becomes more vulnerable than ever. He knows that his past is fast catching up with him.

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

How and when to catch Hannibal

The premiering “Hannibal” Season 3 episode makes its online debut at www.axn-asia.com – simulcast with the US premiere on Friday June 5, 2015, at 1pm. 

“Hannibal” Season 3 will air on June 5, 2015 airing on Fridays at 10pm within 12 hours of the US telecast, on AXN. 

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