Hannibal was one of the most cerebral shows ever committed to television and easily one of the best on network TV in the last few years. Even though it’s ratings were never stellar it held out an incredibly faithful and enraptured fanbase (“Fannibals”). Unfortunately, like many fan-fared shows, Hannibal went the way of Firefly, Terriers, Agent Carter, and Twin Peaks and was canceled well before its time, leaving incredibly mediocre titles burning up the ratings boards.
There has been some talk circulating about Hannibal of late. It seems showrunner Bryan Fuller wants the show to return semi-infrequently for little mini-series around the characters. Recently, Will Graham himself, Hugh Dancy reiterated that while he still keeps in contact with Fuller, no concrete plans for any kind of fourth season revival have taken shape. Dancy is busy with his new show The Path, and Mads Mikkelson’s film career continues to grow exponentially, even broadening into video games with Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.
And while Dancy says “I believe that everyone is willing” to do more Hannibal, he doesn’t see it happening anytime soon:
“My feeling is that, knock on wood, if it came around again, it wouldn’t be a bad thing for it to be four or five years later,” he says. “That might actually be kind of interesting. How weird would that be, on a personal level, to find yourself back with those people? ‘So… where did we leave off?’”
So never say never. Fuller has talked consistently about resurrecting Hannibal in a number of ways and the principal cast never seems to have it far from their minds either. After all, Twin Peaks is returning 25 years later. Stay tuned for any further updates on Hannibal as they happen.
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Source: TV Line