Hannibal was a wonderful and haunting piece of artwork that actually caught with you after you watched. We’re fortunate to have skilled it in any respect — although, to be sincere, generally it feels prefer it was a collective fever dream all of us had from 2013-2015. The truth that Bryan Fuller‘s model of the cannibalistic psychiatrist of Thomas Harris’ novels aired on broadcast tv for 3 seasons is nothing wanting a miracle, so whereas it was devastating when NBC canceled the present — proper after serial killer Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) killed a person collectively after which tumbled over the aspect of a cliff, no much less! — it was not terribly stunning both.
Now that the beloved collection is streaming on Netflix and extra persons are falling in love with this putting piece of artwork that can absolutely rip open their hearts, we have curated the right checklist of exhibits to look at after that occurs. In the event you like Hannibal, these are the exhibits (and one film) you need to watch subsequent.
Searching for extra suggestions of what to look at subsequent? We have a ton of them! And for those who’re in search of extra hand-picked suggestions primarily based on exhibits you’re keen on, we have those too.
Watch it on: Netflix
It is not a TV present, however now that The Silence of the Lambs, the 1991 psychological horror movie primarily based on Thomas Harris’ novel of the identical identify, can be streaming on Netflix, you need to completely watch it if you have not but. Sir Anthony Hopkins stars because the imprisoned Dr. Hannibal Lecter, with Jodie Foster taking part in the position of Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who seeks his recommendation to try to catch one other serial killer, the terrifying Buffalo Invoice (Ted Levine). The Academy Award-winning film hasn’t been obtainable to stream for some time now, so test it out whilst you can. It is unlikely to ever occur, however Bryan Fuller has desires of reviving Hannibal as a limited series adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs, which we’d eat up like liver with fava beans and a pleasant chianti.
Watch it on: Hulu
We’re not saying Killing Eve is “Hannibal with girls” however generally Killing Eve feels rather a lot like “Hannibal with girls.” Based mostly on novels by Luke Jennings, the collection stars Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, a low-level officer for MI5 who’s freakishly in tune with (to the purpose of obsession) a well-dressed, knowledgeable murderer named Villanelle (Emmy winner Jodie Comer). As the 2 get wrapped up in a heated recreation of cat and mouse, the 2 girls come to comprehend they share related needs and perceive one another like nobody else does. Who does that sound prefer to you, hm? To be utterly sincere, the present declined in high quality after its wonderful first season, however for those who’re in search of one thing to look at after Hannibal, you would be laborious pressed to seek out one thing higher than this.
Watch it on: Netflix
CBS’s long-running crime procedural Criminal Minds, which ran from 2005 till 2020, is similar to Hannibal in that the hourlong present follows legal profilers working for the FBI’s Behavioral Evaluation Unit as they examine crimes and monitor down perpetrators utilizing profiling and evaluation. The present can get fairly unsettling at occasions — you’ll in all probability end up turning into extra suspicious of everybody round you after watching the present (that is not essentially a foul factor) — however with 15 seasons obtainable at your fingertips, it ought to maintain you busy for some time.
Watch it on: Netflix
Netflix’s true crime interval drama Mindhunter chronicles the early days of legal psychology and legal profiling on the FBI through two particular brokers within the Behavioral Science Unit, performed by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany. They journey the nation and interview imprisoned serial killers in an try to raised perceive the impulse for homicide and the way serial killers’ minds’ work. Assisted by a psychology professor (Anna Torv), they hope to make use of what they study to resolve ongoing instances. Enthralling but in addition disturbing at occasions, the present is must-see TV. Mindhunter‘s Holden Ford and Hannibal‘s Will Graham are each loosely inspired by real-life FBI profiler John E. Douglas.
Watch it on: Amazon Prime
The British/Irish drama collection The Fall is much like Hannibal in that it follows a talented serial killer hiding in plain sight, this time as a decent household man named Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan). Spector is being pursued by an equally expert detective, Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson), who is set to catch him and put him behind bars for his crimes. The 2 share an intense relationship that reveals them to be two sides of the identical coin, and like Hannibal and Will, they’re equally obsessive about each other.
Watch it on: Netflix
If you wish to watch one other prequel and spend extra time within the thoughts of a assassin (no judgment!), look no additional than A&E’s Bates Motel, a psychological horror collection that serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho, which was primarily based on the novel of the identical identify. The collection, which ran for 5 seasons, contains a younger Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mom, Norma (Vera Farmiga), and depicts their lives and sophisticated relationship previous to the occasions of the movie, revealing how Norman’s psychological state makes him more and more harmful.
Watch it on: CW Seed
Of all of the exhibits on this checklist, Pushing Daisies is the least like Hannibal. In reality, the one frequent threads are collection creator Bryan Fuller and a give attention to memorable and trendy murders. However simply because the collection differs in tone and coloration palette — the collection exists in a Technicolor storybook world — doesn’t suggest viewers should not test it out. In Pushing Daisies, Lee Pace stars as Ned, a pie-maker with the distinctive skill to deliver the lifeless again to life with a single contact — and ship them again to the grave with a second. He groups up with a non-public eye (Chi McBride) to assist resolve some wild and unusual murders so as to earn more money, and while you add in a childhood sweetheart he saved and now cannot contact (Anna Friel), a coworker with an unrequited crush and an amazing set of pipes (Kristin Chenoweth), and an lovely canine, the quirky present recognized for its distinct visible model and wordplay is a whimsical delight. It is a disgrace it finally grew to become a casualty of the 2007-2008 writers’ strike and solely ran for 2 seasons, as a result of it was not like anything on TV.