Two years ago, Hannibal ended in a cliff-hanger, and although we were told that was the end of the show, creator/showrunner/writer Bryan Fuller has said time after time that for him, it’s not the end.
Earlier this week, Fuller answered a fan’s question about Hannibal’s future through Twitter, stating he and Martha De Laurentiis, executive producer of the show, had “started conversations” about reviving the show, but warned that it could take a while for us to see Hannibal back.
Last year, in June 2016, Fuller had an interview with Collider about the show’s future.
Two years after the last airing of the show, we can investigate our options […] August 2017 is when we can actually start talking about it. That’s when we would have to see what the rights are for the character and for the story, and see who’s interested and how we get it done. I have the story, and the cast is excited for the story, so we’re ready to go if somebody wants to go.”
But the always present question was… will the cast return as well?
“The cast is game, I’m game, it’s just a matter of finding the right time where everybody’s schedules sync up, but I would love to continue to tell the story with Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen. They’re such fantastic collaborators, and one of the most satisfying actor-showrunner relationships I’ve ever had in this industry. So, I would love to continue this story.”
In a podcast with Mick Garris, called Post Mortem, Fuller talked about his vision for the possible fourth season. in the course of an appearance on Garris’ podcast, Post Mortem.
“I just had a great idea for season 4. There’s an interesting next chapter in the relationship between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter that would be fascinating to unpack. I’ve shared it with the gentlemen and they’re both keen on it.”
Up until now is all speculation, but since both executive producers, showrunner and actors are up for this, let’s just hope it might actually come true.
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Source: Bryan Fuller and Collider