‘Hannibal’ didn’t get much press on its first season, but amazing visuals, twists and turns has made this TV series a success. The upcoming ‘Hannibal Season 3’ is yet more exciting due to a fact that they are introducing a new serial killer; Francis Dolarhyde aka ‘Tooth Fairy’ played by the ‘Hobbit’ actor, Richard Armitage.
We followed the story of Hannibal, ‘Dr. Hannibal Lecter’ and Will Graham (played by Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy respectively) and their odd relationship for two seasons. Now, Brian Fuller (Hannibal Show Runner) is adding a new character in the mix, the serial killer known for his role in the Red Dragon originally played by Ralph Fiennes; Francis Dolarhyde or better known for ‘Tooth Fairy’ due to the fact that he likes biting his victims among other oral fixation.
Despite being known for being the ‘Tooth Fairy’ Dolarhyde would much rather refer to himself as the ‘The Great Red Dragon’. Dolarhyde is a video editor who started getting obsessed with the painting, ‘The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothe in Sun’, after which he started target families with a blonde mother.
In ‘Red Dragon’ Will Graham was asked to return to hunt down the ‘Tooth Fairy’.
Dolarhyde will also be a crucial addition to the show much like the main characters. At first Richard Armitage was not really keen on the horror genre, but he accepted the role after the reviewed the show and says that ‘Hannibal TV Series’ is “beautifully decadent and gothic.”
Without knowing anything he accepted the role for the character of Dolarhyde because of Fuller, Armitage added, “I wasn’t familiar with the show, and even before I’d read the script I was already saying yes because it was Bryan Fuller. I just wanted to work with him.”I knew that the bar was high when I went in there,” talking about the performances of Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne.
Since Dolarhyde will be in 6 episodes in ‘Hannibal Season 3’, Armitage said, “most movies are maximum two hours long and we get six hours to really explore the fine detail of what it means to be a psychopath, and understand the roots of that, the birth of a child that turns into a monster. It’s going to be very interesting.”
‘Hannibal Season 3’ will return to NBC on June 4, 2015