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January 08, 2016 – Entertainment Weekly

I have added a scan from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine to our photo archive, thanks to my friend Claudia over at for sending the scan our way. It features an article on The Path. I have also typed it out below the ‘read more’ link for those who might want to translate it or make quick quotes. It really is a great article!

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December 31st, 2015

EW First Look: The Path

The Path (March 30, Hulu)
It’s an unseasonably warm December day on the set of Hulu’s new drama The Path, and deep in the woods about 90 minutes north of New York City one of its stars, Hugh Dancy, is covered head to toe in mud. “It’s getting a bit itchy,” he says with a grin. That’s pretty much all he (and we) can say as to why he’s so dirty, since part of the fun of this eerie and twisty show — about a family at the center of a controversial religious movement — is guessing what’s around the next turn. Even its actors aren’t immune: “When I got to the end of the first episode I wanted to know what comes next, which is ridiculous because I know what comes next,” Dancy says. –Sara Vilkomerson

Aaron Paul, who plays protagonist Eddie Lane, a husband and father struggling with a crisis of faith, sums things up a bit differently. “S— is about to get real messed up,” he says with a laugh. Indeed. For Paul, choosing a television project to follow the acclaimed Breaking Bad was daunting. “I was very nervous simply because I was a part of what I consider to be the best,” he says. “This is different, but it has that same excitement. When I read scripts I cannot wait to turn the page.” His TV wife, Monaghan, agrees. “It sounds weird to say about this show, but it’s felt kind of blessed.” –Sara Vilkomerson

In March, Hulu will debut The Path, a drama that follows a family at the center of a controversial religious movement. In his first big role since his award-winning turn as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul portrays Eddie Lane, a convert to Meyerism suffering a crisis of faith. Click through for more exclusive photos of the eerie, twisty series, including Hugh Dancy as the movement’s unofficial leader.

Cal Roberts (Hugh Dancy)
Cal is the charismatic, unofficial leader of The Meyerist Movement.

Sarah Lane (Michelle Monaghan)
Born into a Meyerist family, Sarah Lane serves as an important figure in the movement.

Hawk Lane (Kyle Allen) and Ashley Fields (Amy Forsyth)
Hawk is Eddie and Sarah’s teenage son, and Ashley is a popular classmate of Hawk’s who is not a member of Meyerism.

Alison Kemp (Sarah Jones)
Alison is a defector of the Meyerism movement.

Alison Kemp (Sarah Jones)
Alison is a defector of the Meyerism movement.

Detective Abe Gaines (Rockmond Dunbar)
Detective Abe Gaines (Rockmond Dunbar)

Head here for more exclusive intel on The Path, from our First Look issue on stands now or available for purchase here.

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December 30th, 2015

Photo Archive Additions

I have updated our photo archive with the following additions: [2011] 006 has been replaced with higher quality images as well as outtakes thanks to, I have added additional images to [2015] 003 that were previously unseen, and six albums have been added to DVD/Bluray Features in the Hannibal Season Three section.

December 22nd, 2015

Best of 2015 (Behind the Scenes): Hannibal showrunner and stars dissect the gory, glorious series finale

‘It’s a final victory,’ Hugh Dancy says.

NBC’s Hannibal concluded this past August with a bang — or, more accurately, a splash: The season 3 (and series) finale ended with Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) falling off a cliff and presumbly into the sea far, far below after killing Francis Dolarhyde, also known as the Red Dragon.

Dancy, Mikkelsen, and showrunner Bryan Fuller called up EW to talk about the strange relationship between Will and Hannibal, what that last scene really meant, and what they want for Hannibal’s future.

On the series’ final moments

HUGH DANCY: In that final sequence, Hannibal realizes his long-held dream. By the very end, he and Will have killed someone in a kind of ritualistic, cold-blooded fashion. I remember very clearly dripping in blood, and that’s what Hannibal wanted to put it into effect between them at the end of season 2. That’s what he imagined. They go off to Europe like slaughtering people or something. And Will is acknowledging to Hannibal that it was as extraordinary an experience for him as it was for Hannibal. That’s what he’s saying. And I talked to Bryan a lot about that, that the motivation for going off the cliff at the end had to be Will’s realization, not only that this thing had happened, but that he loved it, as opposed to just, “Oh my god, what have I done? I finally arrived at this place I never wanted to be in. Oh, it’s so terrible!” It’s not that. It’s, “This is beautiful.”

MADS MIKKELSEN: [Hannibal’s] been, for three seasons, he’s been trying to make Will Graham see the light, which is [that] there is a wonderful power in killing and doing it for your own purpose. Not to protect yourself, but because you want to. And this is literally what Will is doing at this moment, and they are doing it together. They are doing it as a Bonnie and Clyde couple, which is absolutely perfect in the script that Hannibal wrote.

DANCY: It’s not a real relationship. [Laughs] It’s more, I think, exploration of things which probably we’ve all gone through one way or another, which is slightly obsessive, slightly compulsive. In a sense, it’s just like a really compelling but totally destructive relationship with anybody that you keep coming back to.

BRYAN FULLER: The last moment is [them] nuzzling each other. It actually went further than… Mads was like, “We really went for it!” and I was like, “You actually went a little too for it” because it was like, longing glances, [Laughs] curling lips, and those types of things. I sort of brought it back to the characters and their role without taking it into fan fiction territory. [Laughs]

MIKKELSEN: There is some kind of physicality all of the sudden that becomes almost erotic between them in the very end. It was as if it was impossible not to go there. We basically touched all the other bases with a relationship, and that was kind of like, this has been leading up to this all the time. Whether it’s a physical kiss or it’s just a mental kiss that is being sculpted by our physicality, that is obviously up to the viewers’ eyes, but it just felt unavoidable, that there was no way around it. I think we did a couple versions like that. [Laughs]

It’s definitely a bromance. To Hannibal, Will represents something that he has never really had before, something that is on his level in some senses. And he genuinely loves Will. He could definitely see, not necessarily in a sexual way, a family consisting of him, Will, and Abigail Hobbs. That would be an ideal way of spending the next 10 years of his life. It does not go that way, because Will unfortunately, in Hannibal’s eyes, betrayed him. It is a weird, weird relationship. As Will Graham says in one of the very first scenes they have together, he tells Hannibal that he doesn’t find him that interesting and Hannibal says, “You will.” And that’s what it’s all about. They’ve been getting closer and closer together throughout these seasons.

On the characters’ and the show’s futures

DANCY: I think there’s no question that that’s a big cliff. [Laughs] The only way Will’s ever going to destroy Hannibal is probably to destroy himself. And in that moment, the part of him that’s always fighting against the darkness inside him also thinks, not only is that the only way I’m going to kill Hannibal, it’s better that I should go too. I actually have to end both of us. So that’s what he does.

It’s a final victory. I think what happens is, right up until that last moment, essentially, Hannibal is victorious. He has engineered exactly what he wanted. He’s out of prison, he has Will with him, they’ve gone to this brutal, dark place. And Will manages to pull back a victory. I mean, it’s optimistic in a very, very narrow sense, because they just both killed someone and then jumped off a cliff. But even so. [Laughs]

It’s a very conscious reference to Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty. We all know that Sherlock Holmes came back from that. Whether I’m Sherlock or Moriarty in that equation, I don’t even know.

MIKKELSEN: They’d really have to be some super soft rocks down there if Hannibal can make it, right? On the other hand, you see Hannibal getting out of situations that nobody else could get out of it. So if there was a fourth season, we’d have to figure out how he did that. But I don’t think there’s anything supernatural about him. I think he’s mortal like the rest of us, absolutely. But for some reason, God seems to like him. [Laughs] He has a protecting hand carrying Hannibal around all the time. And that is the irony of the show. Why would God simply protect a man like this? It seems like he’s always coming up with a lucky hand.

FULLER: What I would love most about this show is for people to remember Mads Mikkelsen as the definitive Hannibal Lecter. I would love that. As much as I love Anthony Hopkins and think he is brilliant and so amazing in his portrayal as Hannibal Lecter, I am much closer to Mads Mikkelsen’s performance so it would be a great honor if the audience walked away from this series with him as Hannibal Lecter in their minds.

MIKKELSEN: As a human being, I obviously want Hannibal dead a long time ago because it’s absolutely horrendous what he’s doing, but he’s also an extremely interesting character. I would not personally want him wandering around the streets, but if he has to, I think that maybe, that [he and Will] both survived somehow and they have some kind of future friendship where they could put a lid on their urges. And that might be the best solution for the development of those two characters.

DANCY: It’s hard to believe that Hannibal would really die. Because he’s not exactly mortal. And I personally think that if Hannibal’s going to survive, he would save Will. So I don’t know. Let’s just say they’re on a beach somewhere. Drinking something out of a coconut. Or a skull.

The third season of Hannibal is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

December 11th, 2015

The Path Premiere Date and Teaser Video

The Path follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. Each episode takes an in-depth look at the gravitational pull of belief and what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want.

The series comes to Hulu from Universal Television and Jason Katims’ True Jack Productions and was created by Jessica Goldberg who will write and executive-produce the series, along with Katims and Michelle Lee of True Jack Productions. The 10-episode series stars Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy, and Rockmond Dunbar.

December 8th, 2015

Article Magazine – Behind The Scenes Photo

Thank you to the wonderful people over at Article Magazine, I have added a brand new BTS image to our photo archive. You can view it by clicking on the gallery link at the bottom of this post. If you would like to purchase the issue, please visit this link. Remember the issue includes 16 (gorgeous) full pages of Hugh! Interview (which is amazing by the way) and photo shoot images (literally a must have).

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December 4th, 2015

Chow Down on a Hannibal Season 3 Deleted Scene

You can pre-order your own copy of the show’s third season, due out December 8, by clicking here.

In Hannibal Season 3, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe — accompanied by his psychiatrist, Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) — sporting a new identity, but servicing the same insatiable appetite. As the lives of Will (Hugh Dancy) and Jack (Laurence Fishburne) converge toward Hannibal again, each with their own motivations to catch him once and for all, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected ways.

Hannibal Season 3 contains all 13 episodes and is loaded with special features that include select episode audio commentaries with the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes featurettes, webisodes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. / Source

December 2nd, 2015

Hannibal Season 3 Bloopers

November 30th, 2015

Article Magazine – Another Page from Issue Six!

A huge thank you to the amazing people behind Article Magazine for sending us this wonderful image of Hugh. It is a page from issue six of ARTICLE magazine. Taken by photographer Matt Holyoak. If you would like to purchase the issue, please visit this link. Remember the issue includes 16 (gorgeous) full pages of Hugh! Interview (which is amazing by the way) and photo shoot images (literally a must have).

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November 26th, 2015

Issue Six of Article Magazine

My copy of Article Magazine Issue Six arrived in the mail today. The issue is packaged very well to keep the magazine safe. Stated on their site “the whole magazine is encased inside a beautiful sleeve case”, they really do mean beautiful. When holding it in your hands you can really take a look at the beautifully done the sleeve actually is, both professional and authentic. It gives the magazine a feeling of the same degree. Something that is either set out for company to look through or put on show near the merchandise of his films, funkos, etc. It is more like an artful book rather than a magazine, really high quality. It truly is a masterpiece.

I have seen, collected, and read many magazines but this one really does stand out among the crowd.

First, the binding. It is such a unique and beautiful way to hold the magazine together. The pages are filled with many things that I think any fan of art, film, fashion and more would enjoy. Not only did the FULL SIXTEEN BEAUTIFUL pages of Hugh catch my eye but so did everything else within this issue.

The photoshoot, done by the talented Matt Holyoak, really captures the essence of the magazine as well as what I feel is one of Hugh’s best photoshoots to date. I need to take a moment to give ARTICLE MAGAZINE praise for this beautifully crafted issue, the photographer also, and the interviewer! Paul Vaughan is a genius. He really knows how to focus on the interviewee. Paul does his homework, looks into the career of Hugh and seems to really know how to handle this interview. I think it’s one of my favorite interviews so far. It left me feeling happy and enthused about The Path and it was nice with the slips of Cold Feet, The Big C as well as the discussion about Hannibal, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Deadline Gallipoli.

All in all, the people over at Article Magazine KNOW what they are doing and not only do I recommend getting Issue Six, I also recommend picking up other issues as well and keeping an eye on them for their upcoming ones. I am so enthusiastic about this and recommend it to anyone who likes film, art, fashion — or for this issue Hugh! Happy reading!

When your ISSUE SIX of ARTCILE MAGAZINE comes in the mail let us know what you think by tweeting @hughdancyfans and @TheArticleMag your thoughts and enthusiasm on the issue!

You can view the images Article Magazine and Matt Holyoak have shared online in our photo archive.

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November 19th, 2015

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