Fannibals everywhere are still recovering from the untimely cancellation of ‘Hannibal‘ and Hugh Dancy makes things worse by teasing what would have been in a fourth season. Showrunner Bryan Fuller had let Dancy know what was in Will Graham’s future and it sounds to have been the perfect continuation of the series. What it would not have been was the ‘Silence of the Lambs’ which so many fans wanted.
According to Dancy:
“Bryan [Fuller] pitched it to me … well, he, described to me in an overview with what he wanted to do with the 4th season, had there been an interest, and it was really fantastic. It was a complete restart, without describing it — because who knows, God knows, maybe some way we may be able to do it in the future — but it took us back to the first season in a very unexpected way, and made total sense of that cliffhanger ending; it seemed justified. It was born out of a part of one of the books so it was still coming out of that universe, but it wasn’t the Clarice / Silence of the Lambs storyline.”
It sounds like he still has hope that we could return to the world of ‘Hannibal’ as they aren’t opening up on any of the specifics:
“I just think if I keep saying that it will happen! Honestly, the fans were better informed than I was about a lot of stuff, but all I can say is that Bryan is very busy, Mads is busy, I’m busy right now, but I know that all of us would happily come back in the future.”
The fans want you back as well! Of course, if things returned as a movie instead of a series would this be the direction that it goes?
“The answer is I don’t know. I think we’d all be happy to return in some capacity, and the idea of a movie is really interesting. Obviously, one of the things that we did with the show, that Bryan did really, was very languorous, very image-rich storytelling, so how to fit that into a movie, I’m not sure. But the version of the season he described to me … I just know I’d like for it to happen.”
Personally, I think if we ended up with a movie it would be more of a one shot deal and Fuller would probably be pressured to visit the storyline that brought Hannibal Lecter to the forefront of cinema.
What are our thoughts on how ‘Hannibal’ would return to “the first season in a very unexpected way” if the series were able to continue? If it could only come back as a movie would you want this story or a way to visit ‘Silence of the Lambs’? Share your thoughts below!