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Conversations Have At Least Begun On Potential “Hannibal” Revival

The 22nd of June, 2015 was a pretty sad day.

Not that I hadn’t already seen the writing on the walls, but the official announcement that NBC was cancelling “Hannibal” after three seasons was pretty heartbreaking. Granted, it always seemed like that’d be the show’s fate, and I was ultimately happy that the gory, boundary-pushing series lasted as long as it did.

It’s now been two years since the final episode of “Hannibal” aired on NBC, and creator Bryan Fuller has ensured over those two years that the show remains part of the small screen conversation. Every so often, Fuller provides little updates on the potential of some sort of revival, and we’ve got another one for ya today.

Over on Twitter last night, Fuller was questioned about the status of those talks.

Conversations couldn’t start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3,” he replied. “[The De Laurentiis Company] has started those conversations. This takes time.”

All we really know is that both Fuller and stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen are very interested in heading back into the kitchen. So perhaps it’s only a matter of time.



  • Necro

    Shouldn’t have been cancelled in the first place.

    • jacobia

      Couldn’t agree more, genius series and I hope it gets renewed. But if it doesn’t, at least season 3 had an excellent ending, leaving enough ambiguity for whichever side the ‘renewal’ coin landed on.

  • The Drucifer

    please happen. No snark or clever lines just make Hannibal a thing again.

  • Darren Kerr

    2 years since the final episode…bugger me…where the hell does time go?

  • ThoseNerds

    Take it to Netflix or Amazon and go for it!

    • Justin McGill

      neither one wanted it 2 years ago.. that was the problem THEN.. I don’t really know what’s going to have changed to make this a more saleable property.. while the fans are still hardcore for it.. its been out of the public consciounsness for 2 years. Then again.. who knows.. NBC is on a revival kick right now.. and we are getting a “Psych” movie (with the creator saying he wants 4-5 MORE) in time for Christmas.. so.. who the hell knows.

      • Gabriel

        Amazon actually did want a season 4. The problem was that they wanted it fast-tracked, which Fuller didn’t like, so the deal was severed. I don’t know if they would still be willing at this point. I can maybe see a channel like FX going for it, but who knows.

        If they go to Netflix again, and I do believe they will, then they should ask for a Hannibal film. I can see Netflix caving under that request, but NOT for an entire season.

        Anyway, while I absolutely adored Hannibal and own all three seasons, I’m not going to hold my breath for its return.

        • Justin McGill

          as I recall it had more to do with the expensive rights issues.. as basically the studio buying it would only be buying it for the US and it would have no stake in it over seas.. as I believe.. isn’t it co-owned by a French company? Part of the PLUS of it is that it has a good funding.. one of the reasons it was on TV for three years because of how comparatively cheap it was to produce… I could be remembering the specifics wrong though. Now IF those rights have since fallen out? Then it may be more financially attractive to look at now..

  • N3kr0

    We just need 13 more episodes, lets go people

  • Brad Tyler

    Such a superb series and Mads was outstanding as Hannibal Lecture. I’d LOVE to see more of this!

  • David Tucker

    I was bummed when I heard it was ending after season 3, but frankly, I thought the finale wrapped up perfectly, and anything else will ruin it. Sometimes less is more. I’m happy we got three outstanding seasons with a solid end, and not 3 great seasons with 2 sub-par season that overstayed its welcome.

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