Prepare for the Red Dragon, and say goodbye to Hannibal, in final SDCC trailer

NBC’s beloved thriller Hannibal might be headed to serial killer heaven, but that doesn’t mean the acclaimed series is over just yet.

Show creator Bryan Fuller debuted a lengthy new trailer for the final season (which is currently airing), showing off a ton of footage of new baddie the Red Dragon, aka Francis Dolarhyde. The character is being played by The Hobbit alum Richard Armitage, and he is looking extremely intense and creepy. It’s classic Hannibal, and a depressing reminder that this show is coming to a premature end.

Le sigh. Enjoy.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think:

There was initially some buzz that Hannibal could be revived at Amazon or Netflix, though it sounds like those talks have largely cooled as of late. Fuller was recently chatting up the idea of continuing the series as a film, which would really bring the whole thing full circle in a weirdly poetic way.

The third and (seemingly) final season of Hannibal is currently airing on NBC, and was recently shuffled off to schedule purgatory from Thursday to Saturday nights.

(Via /Film)

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