When new work sees the light of day, there is always huge excitement. And ever more so, when it is so completely unexpected as yesterday. There had been no indication that Epix was going to release a first trailer a mere three weeks after wrapping the Berlin Station shoot. My first thought was, “I love everything about this teaser”. The question was how to react?
Apart from reblogging every screen cap and gif that quick fans had already produced. When the first Hannibal trailer containing RA saw the light of day last year, my first response was an impromptu review of the trailer. If I hadn’t been out for a family dinner last night, I might have done the same for the Berlin Station trailer. Instead, I decided to try a quick response RAPS.
I actually laboured over it all day, it didn’t quite flow – a reaction that can be ascribed to the fact that we are not as familiar with Daniel Miller yet, as we already were with Francis Dolarhyde last year. After all, Dolarhyde was already a well-known character, thanks to the literary source. But if I were to be totally honest, Daniel Miller already has carte blanche with me.
Take me, darling, I’m yours. With his rooftop antics and snug pea coat collar turned up, Daniel seems like a reincarnation of Lucas North. That impression is probably only going to last as long as he doesn’t open his mouth to speak. No offense, dear American friends, but I dread to anticipate the American accent that will identify Daniel as not-Lucas.
Good thing then that the RAPS comes without sound. However, you may imagine the thumping industrial soundtrack of the trailer when you look at what came off the shrining bench… I decided to replicate Daniel’s turn high above the rooftops and did a little photo session on my roof. The weather is absolutely stunning today, and the shamrock is in full bloom on my improvised roof terrace.
A little bit too romantic for a hard-hitting spy, I admit. I think the context of the next pic is more suitable for the mole catcher.
Let’s take a closer look.
Too windy to get the candles burning… Not sure if you get the full three-dimensionality of the piece. The characteristic logo of the show with the elongated letter “i” and the red silhouette of what I presume is Daniel Miller, really looks great. I had to make use of it.
This is a less frilly, less heartsy-fartsy RAPS, but the trademark heart on the chaRActer’s chest is not missing…
There – the first *proper* Berlin Station RAPS for you.
I honestly can’t wait to see more. And despite the aforementioned “lack of flow”, there are already other ideas for drool- and shrine-worthy Danny floating in my brain. I printed the caps several times – more D-RAPS coming soon.
This shrine needs a home! Anybody out there who is already in love with Daniel? If so, leave me a comment here on the post, and you are in. I’ll keep this giveaway open until Monday, 16 May 2016, 10pm BST.
Hope you like it and good luck – or “viel Glück” as we say in German.