It has been over a year since Hannibal went off the air after airing its season 3 finale, Wrath of the Lamb. Since then, fans may have lost hope for any follow up after NBC cancelled the show. However, recent news suggest Bryan Fuller himself is still hoping to do a fourth season of the critically acclaimed series.
/FILM relays Fuller’s thoughts on this potential. The source cites Blumhouse’s Shock Waves podcast to which Fuller shared his statement. The discussion went more on Fuller’s first introduction to horror and his experience of the genre. He detailed his earliest recollection as a child on what introduced him to this aspect of film. Black Christmas and ‘Tis the Season were among the films Fuller was introduced to when he was younger.
The conversation then ventured to the production of the Hannibal series and his thoughts on the movies. When asked about his thoughts on the film adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs, the Hannibal showrunner and creator offered the following statement, via /FILM:
“I think the film adaptation is a perfect film, but there’s 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 miniseries, 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.”
While it’s more wishful thinking on Fuller’s part, anything can happen at this point. Given the show creator’s willingness to tell more of the story just opens up a lot of possibilities.
The possibility for a Hannibal season 4
With Fuller determined to make season 4, all it takes is a willing platform to support and host the show. If TV’s history serves as basis, a number of shows who faced cancellation still made it back to life.
The latest one of these shows is Nashville. After a cliffhanging season 4 finale, ABC decided to cancel it. Nevertheless, the show found a new home in the form of CMT which will allow it to continue the narrative. Another notable title is The Killing, which secured a spot in Netflix after two cancellations from AMC.
So long as Fuller’s willingness to continue the story is intact, fans may get to see a Hannibal season 4 in the future.
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