It was only very recently that showrunner Bryan Fuller talked about a potential Hannibal season 4 for the show. Speaking during a podcast interview, Fuller envisioned a miniseries for the show’s cast if ever granted the opportunity to return. Now, actor Hugh Dancy himself talked about the possibility.
Speaking to TV Line at the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour, Dancy shared Fuller’s sentiments. Like the series creator, he can also imagine another season for the show. However, unlike Fuller who seemed optimistic of season 4 happening sooner, the actor had a different timeline in mind.
The source quotes him as follows, “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.”
Still, despite Dancy’s commitment to the story, TV Line points a big problem to its continuation. One important aspect of the possibility points to Fuller’s desire to adapt Silence of the Lambs. However, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is no longer the center of that story.
Instead, FBI student–and later agent–Clarice Starling takes center stage. Jodie Foster played the character in Silence of the Lambs. Meanwhile, Julianne Moore took on the role in the Hannibal movie.
Hence, does this mean Hugh Dancy is out the picture when a season 4 indeed comes around? Fortunately for fans, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
TV Line continues to quote Dancy in saying that even though Fuller eyes Silence of the Lambs, he still wants to explore the Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsn)-Will Graham relationship further.
A long road to Hannibal season 4
Fannibals all over the world may rejoice in Dancy’s statements. Nevertheless, it’s important to note that it’s a long way to go before a continuation happens.
At this point, Mikkelsen, Dancy and Fuller are all busy with different commitments. Mikkelsen, for one recently starred in Doctor Strange and Rogue One. Dancy, meanwhile, will appear in upcoming Fifty Shades Darker film as Dr. John Flynn.
Fuller, for his part, is busy with the adaptation of American Gods as well as Star Trek: Discovery. He serves as writer and executive producer for both projects.
Fans can still watch episodes of Hannibal on NBC.com and Amazon Prime.
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