Laurence Fishburne previously appeared in Apocalypse Now (1979) with Scott Glenn, who played Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The lead role in that film was originally given to Harvey Keitel, who played Crawford in Red Dragon (2002). Fishburne also appeared on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), after the departure of William Petersen, who played Will Graham in Manhunter (1986).
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The extensive, severe winter settings reveal the Toronto filming sites, rather than represent the Baltimore dramatic setting. Baltimore winters are mild, and snow rarely accumulates on the ground for more than a few days at a time. Yet snow covered landscapes and large accumulations of snow on the streets are common in the series, and there is snowfall to be seen through the window of Hannibal's dining room during nearly every meal.
US TV network versions aired censored versions of some episodes (removing, for example, rear nudity, paintings showing nude figures and some scenes of violence) with a TV-14 rating. These cut versions were released on Blu-ray in the UK, many of which received the more appropriate 18 rating from the BBFC. However, the American Blu-ray editions of the affected episodes are unrated and billed as Producer's Cuts, which restore the previously censored footage.