After two seasons on NBC's Hannibal, his reserve - and the horrors beneath it - has helped to create the definitive version of the character; no mean feat when you consider the intimidating lineage he's following. He brings the same qualities to The Salvation, but the dormant violence becomes a force for good. His Hannibal is the purest vision of inhumanity on television, but in The Salvation, it's justice. As the mute Madeleine, Eva Green cements her place as the archangel of genre in the 21st century. Much ink has been spilled over the retrograde roots of her roles, but she has become the Old Hollywood ideal for our contemporary cinema. She is our Gilda, Blonde Venus and cat person rolled into one; an RKO contract player catapulted through time. The idiosyncratic casting is capped by former footballer Eric Cantona and Welsh thesp Jonathan Pryce. This is a ragged ensemble assembled with a keen eye for genre chemistry.
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