Take comfort dear Fannibals, all hope is not lost yet. Even though we have been hearing for years now about a possible return of Hannibal, talks have been few and far between. But creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller has divulged that talks are now taking place that could possibly bring the series back.
Executive producer/writer/creator Bryan Fuller has confirmed that Martha De Laurentiis has once again opened discussions to find a way to continue the series. He states that they had to wait two years after the final airing of the third season in order to commence these talks, and so here we find ourselves, patiently waiting.
Conversations couldn't start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3. @neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time.
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 9, 2017
The news comes two years after the final moment that NBC abruptly pulled the series from TV and we lost one of the best psychological horror shows ever committed to screen (big or small). Following three seasons of some of the most visually arresting and astutely stylish television, Hannibal was taken far too soon, but rumblings of a revival were almost immediate.
Just last month, Bryan Fuller hinted that a potential set-up for a fourth season, which he lovingly called the hybrid of “Inception meets Angel Heart,” but it was enough for us and Fannibals everywhere to grab at any ray of light we could.
As it stands now, Hannibal is still dormant but given that Fuller – who was once attached to Star Trek: Discovery – is committing a lot of his time to the second season of the very successful American Gods, it’s hard to see him having the time to take the care that Hannibal‘s return would require.
The same goes for its stars, Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen, who have moved on to very big things themselves, so keep your fingers crossed that Fuller and company still think it’s worth it to bring the famed Hannibal Lecter back to the small screen, the way we want to see him.