Arriving on the heels of NBC’s Hannibal panel this morning at TCA’s, the first trailer for Season 2 of everyone’s favorite nightmare-inducing drama is here, and boy is it a doozy. Don’t watch if you’re afraid of spoilers, as there are definitely some things that give away major plot points. Highlights on first glance for me were the exchanges between Mikkelson and Fishburne, Mikkelson and Dancy, and Dhavernas and Fishburne. From what I can tell, the show is giving Caroline Dhavernas much more to do this season, at least in the early going, and I can’t wait to see her be unleashed. Don’t know about everyone else but I’m definitely champing at the bit for this premiere (and the “reckoning” that comes with it).
Aside from the fully expected gorgeous visuals and creepy imagery, the music they chose for this trailer was perfect. The parallels to be drawn between the well known lyrics of “Stand By Me” and the situations everyone finds themselves in at the start of the season are incredibly obvious and easily drawn, but also perfect. I can’t tell who the cover is by as of yet (as it is clearly not the original version) but am hunting it down. Regardless, this slowed down acoustic version serves as an apt and haunting accompaniment to the terrifying feel of the trailer. There is also the possibility that they commissioned a cover specifically for the show’s use and plan to release it on iTunes either this week or closer to the premiere date. Season 2 premieres February 28th, so synchronize your medication schedule and start thinking about what meal to pair with this nice Chianti, Fannibals. Only a little more than a month before the doctor is back on the prowl.
UPDATED: The cover is performed by MONA, a Nashville based band that has been on the rise for quite some time now and whose sophomore effort, Torches & Pitchforks, I was absolutely a fan of. If this trailer isn’t enough to check out the band you should think again.