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Now we know the name of Hannibal’s third season premiere

Hannibal will return in 2015.
Hannibal will return in 2015.
Emily St. James was a senior correspondent for Vox, covering American identities. Before she joined Vox in 2014, she was the first TV editor of the A.V. Club.

Sure, it's fall premiere week, but that doesn't mean we can't get excited about shows that are coming back next year, right? Specifically Hannibal, everybody's favorite TV show reimagining of the popular serial killer Hannibal Lecter? The show that was on our list of the 25 best shows of the year so far? Yeah, that one.

It's not going to be back to resolve that truly devastating season two cliffhanger until early in 2015 — probably in late winter or early spring — but showrunner Bryan Fuller let a fair amount of information about the season slip at Comic-Con. We also know that the season will follow Hannibal and his former psychiatrist Bedelia du Maurier (Gillian Anderson, promoted to series regular for season three) on the run in Europe, which makes the title of the season premiere an intriguing hint: "Antipasto."

Every season of Hannibal takes its episode titles from a different nation's cuisine. Season one was French cuisine, while season two was Japanese. And season three is Italian. Granted, we knew that at Comic-Con, but it's also nice to see the title is "Antipasto," which promises a delectable treat, followed by much bolder things to come. We shall see you in 2015, Hannibal.

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