Great TV shows being cancelled before their time happens far too often, but one of the biggest losses in recent memory is Hannibal. Despite widespread critical acclaim, NBC pulled the plug on the series at the end of season 3, and that’s been frustrating for fans ever since, especially as things ended on a massive cliffhanger.
The door was left open for Hannibal to come back though, and as a result, speculation about when and where it can return has been endless. Unfortunately, showrunner Bryan Fuller is a very busy man, but in a new interview, he’s shed some light on where things could go next for the series if and when it does finally return.
As the show has already covered the events of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon and Hannibal, Fuller revealed that he’s ideally waiting for the rights to The Silence of the Lambs to revert next August so he can adapt the story with returning cast members Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy.
“I think the film adaptation is a perfect film, but there’s a lot of interesting nooks and crannies to explore in a television series. I hope we get to tell the story. I think, ideally for the cast, it would be as a mini-series, here and there. Let’s do 6 to 8 episodes of that, and 6 to 8 episodes over here. And do it as an irregular thing.”
There’s nothing to say this is going to happen as of right now, but Fuller clearly has some ideas, which is encouraging to hear. While season 3 of Hannibal could certainly serve as a series finale, there’s still more story to be told here, and it’s hard to think of anything more perfect than an adaptation of the best tale featuring the iconic cannibal, don’t you think?
Source: Indie Wire