Disney+ has dropped the official trailer for Hannibal, the upcoming Japanese horror thriller based on Masaaki Ninomiya’s bestselling manga of the same name. The series will be available for streaming on December 28.
“Hannibal is a thriller that will leave audiences gasping with shock after every episode,” producer Teruhisa Yamamoto said in a statement. “But it’s also a human story that reflects on the differences between family values and culture, which at first glance seem so contradictory and yet so relatable. With Hannibal and our other Japanese local content, we’re building on Disney’s rich history of storytelling and combining it with Japanese creativity to open new doors of entertainment for everyone.”
Hannibal is directed by Shinzo Katayama from a script written by Takamasa Oe. The adaptation will be directed by Yuya Yagira, Shô Kasamatsu and Riho Yoshioka.
Check out Hannibal trailer below:
“Written in the fictional Japanese village of Kuge, the series follows newly hired local police officer Daigo Agawa,” reads the synopsis. “While things start out promising for the new arrival, a series of alarming events begin to unfold that will lead Daigo to the horrifying realization that something is deeply wrong with the village and those who live there. Thrown into a hostile environment With excitement around every corner, will the latest police officer roaming the streets of Kuge village be able to bring those responsible to justice before it’s too late?
Hannibal is produced by Teruhisa Yamamoto, Akihisa Yamamoto and Tatsuya Iwakura. The project was recently unveiled at Disney’s recent APAC content showcase.