NBC’s “Hannibal” was too good for this world. But all hope isn’t lost.
Believe it or not, it’s already been a year and a half since the plug was pulled and the final episode of “Hannibal” aired on NBC. Unfortunately, we only got three seasons of the exceptional television series before the low ratings caused the network to cancel it, and that’s a particular bummer because the fourth season was set to delve into the iconic Silence of the Lambs story.
Ever since the depressing announcement was made, creator Bryan Fuller has been keeping the hope alive, teasing a potential return or maybe even a feature film spinoff. It’s been a while since we’ve heard a peep about the possible re-animation of “Hannibal,” but speaking with podcast Shock Waves earlier this month, Fuller provided some more insight into what he’s planning.
Fuller explained what he’d love to do with the series, going forward:
We still hope that something can be worked out where we continue telling Hannibal Lecter stories and see The Silence of the Lambs in a way that the book hasn’t been represented. I think the film adaptation is a perfect film, but there are a lot of interesting nooks and crannies to explore in a television series. I hope we get to tell the story.
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.
We may not deserve it, but we NEED more of Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter.
Who would you cast to play Buffalo Bill? How about Clarice Starling?