Looks like discussions for a series revival of NBC’s axed horror series Hannibal have officially begun. The show's cancellation two years ago was devestating for fans, who started a failed save-our-show campaign to bring it back. Which, as you know, didn't sway the NBC brass.
Series creator Bryan Fuller (who is currently hard at work on Starz’s American Gods series, renewed for a second season) has taken to Twitter to reveal that talks for a fourth season of their critically acclaimed (but low-rated) series have begun, saying: “Conversations couldn't start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3. @neoprod [that’d be producer Martha De Laurentiis] has started those conversations. This takes time.”
While this is exciting news for Hannibal fans everywhere, Fuller did confirm back in June of 2016 that they had to wait two years after the airing of the finale before those conversations could take place. The show ended on Aug. 29, 2015, and now the time is ripe to talk about bringing back Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy to our TV screens as Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham respectively.
Seems both actors are totally down to return to Hannibal, with Mikkelsen and Dancy having expressed interest in reprising their iconic roles. Fuller, who’s never given up on the show either, also said back in May:
“I have conversations with [executive producer] Martha De Laurentiis,” Fuller said. “I have conversations with Mads and Hugh. We’re are all excited about the prospect of returning to the story. There’s some hurdles to get through… [But] 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.”
Now, Bryan Fuller’s tweet is no confirmation (at least for now) that the show will return for Season 4, but the fact that conversations are seemingly underway is definitely sweet music to my ears (as I’m sure it is to yours).
What do you think? Do you want to see Hannibal return for a fourth season?