All hope is not yet lost, Fannibals.
When NBC cancelled “Hannibal” back in 2015, we couldn’t exactly say we were surprised. The ratings had been steadily declining for some time, so you could say the writing was on the walls long before the plug was pulled. Why didn’t the series find a sizeable enough audience to hang in there? If you’re asking me, the show was just too damn smart for the TV watchers of today, who would rather watch the Kardashian sisters go shopping than invest in an intelligent, compelling series like “Hannibal.” It was too good for this world. There’s really no other way of looking at it.
But the silver lining here, as we told you last month, is that series creator Bryan Fuller still hopes to bring Will and Hannibal back for more small screen brutality. The fourth season of “Hannibal” was going to be based on the iconic Silence of the Lambs story, and Fuller remains hopeful that he’ll be able to bring the show back in some capacity so that the story can be told.
Speaking with TV Line, actor Hugh Dancy just expressed the same level of interest in returning to that world; but if a revival does even happen, he thinks we’ve got a long wait ahead of us.
Dancy told the site:
My feeling is that, knock on wood, if it came around again, it wouldn’t be a bad thing for it to be four or five years later. That might actually be kind of interesting. How weird would that be, on a personal level, to find yourself back with those people? ‘So… where did we leave off?’
It’s such a strange idea, but it’s potentially very healthy for a story like that. So we’ll see.
Will Graham doesn’t really play a role in Silence of the Lambs, but Dancy says that Fuller’s version of the story would be reworked “through the Will-Hannibal relationship.”
Please? Pretty please?