Bryan Fuller has had a busy year. It may not seem that way to Fannibals, still broken-hearted over the the cancellation of the NBC drama “Hannibal,” but the writer and producer been deep in the production of not one, but two highly anticipated shows. The first, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s bestselling fantasy novel “American Gods,” is slated premiere on Starz in 2017. The second, “Star Trek: Discovery,” is the franchise’s highly anticipated television revival — and although Fuller is no longer a showrunner, he still spent the year writing and working in preproduction. Never one to let a full schedule hinder his ambition, Fuller still has plans for “Hannibal.”
In an interview with Blumhouse’s Shock Waves podcast Fuller seemed filled with inspiration for another season of his beloved blood-soaked show. “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,” he said. “I think the film adaptation is a perfect film, but there’s a lot of interesting nooks and crannies in that book to explore in a television series.”
The third season seemed to end rather definitively, with the two leads (as played by Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy) plummeting off a cliff into the sea. However, Fuller thinks he story is far from over.
“There weren’t going to be any bodies found floating in that lagoon,” he said. “And the whole point of showing Gillian Anderson sitting at a table with two additional place settings and her leg on the table was there was a big splash and dinner guests are coming. I think, ideally for the cast, it would be as a miniseries, here and there. Let’s do six to eight episodes of that, and six to eight episodes over here. And do it as an irregular thing.”
There has been some speculation that maybe Fuller would bring the series to a less ambiguous conclusion via a movie, but his plans are characteristically full of ambition. The cast members have all moved on to other projects but have always indicated excitement to the idea of reuniting with Fuller. So the next time you see Mikkelsen or Dancy on screen, raise a glass of Chianti and send good vibes their way, you just may get the last season of “Hannibal” you crave.
(via Entertainment Weekly)
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