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NBC Sets Return of Drama Series Deadline

NBC announced plans for the return of a drama series. Deadline.com reports that the Peacock Network set Feb. 28 as the season two premiere date for "Hannibal."

"NBC established a genre block on Friday from 9-11 p.m. with 'Grimm' at 9 p.m. and 'Dracula' and 'Hannibal' alternating at 10 p.m.," the story reports. "The network now has set a premiere date for the 13-episode second season of 'Hannibal,' which will succeed the 10-episode first season of 'Dracula' in the 10 p.m. hour after the Winter Olympics, debuting on Feb. 28."

The report adds: "From creator Bryan Fuller, 'Hannibal' stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lector, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novels, this series is the prequel to the story that began with the feature films 'Red Dragon' and 'Silence of the Lambs.'”

Also appearing in the drama series are Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park.

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