On the 29th of this month, August, NBC’s “Hannibal” will celebrate (not sure if that’s the right word) the two-year anniversary of its Season 3/series finale. The show was cancelled earlier that year so fans knew it was coming, but that didn’t make it sting any less. If anything, every episode was like a dozen paper cuts slicing away, reminding us of the show’s inevitable and inexorable demise.
Since then, the fan community has rallied tirelessly to see some form of continuation, be it by moving the series to a new channel (there were rumors for a while that Amazon was going to pick it up) or by creating a feature-length film that wrapped up the story of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Alas, nothing was locked down, and the show ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, both literally and figuratively.
Now, two years later, executive producer/writer/creator Bryan Fuller has confirmed that Martha De Laurentiis has once again opened discussions to find a way to continue the series. He states that they had to wait two years after the final airing of the third season in order to commence these talks, so here we are.
Nothing is confirmed, no story is locked, and we don’t even know what these discussions entail. But the fact that they’re happening is enough to put a huge smile on my face. I firmly believe that “Hannibal” was one of the smartest, most beautiful, and most captivating shows in a long, long time. To have it return in some capacity would be a very welcome gift indeed.
Conversations couldn’t start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3. @neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time.
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 9, 2017