First of all, I just want to say that this is definitely one of the best shows on television, let alone the best Hannibal Lecter adaption. But it is also very gory and violent besides how compelling it is. There is lots of violence throughout the series [so far] including sight of guts, people being shot, stabbed, impaled, all with lots of bloody detail. Our main character, Dr Hannibal Lecter, is a psychiatrist to all that know him but is also a cannibalistic murderer. We see him sometimes cooking human body parts he has taken and serving them to other people, them not knowing what they are eating. We also have our other main character, Will Graham, who is a troubled man working for the FBI, who's job is to enter the mind of a killer. The whole show has a very dark and disturbing atmosphere as each episode seems to focus on murder of some sort. There is pretty much no sexual content besides some brief nudity and brief drug use as well including consumption of hallucinogenic tea under supervision and some references to drugs as well. Overall, Hannibal is a dark and artful crime drama which I would recommend to mature teenagers who can handle the graphic content and violence portrayed in this series.