Yes, after almost six years, Bryan Fuller, the showrunner of the horror-based drama Hannibal, has spoken out about the long-awaited Hannibal Season 4.
If one recalls all the way back to the last episode of Season 3 – and in the meanwhile, the series – one may recall how everything finished with the unexpected cliffhanger (and somehow realistic). Following the killing of competitor Francis Dolarhyde, Will (Hugh Dancy) and Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) tumbled over a cliff while hugging one other in the last episodes of the show. It is not unusual to believe that things did not go well for either of them, but knowing what Fuller has done in his prior series, at least one of them may conceivably survive.
Is Hannibal Season 4 happening?
In terms of Hannibal Season 4, the program’s star said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast that since the show “found a new home on Netflix… things are developing towards a new season.” To be honest, it seems like the original collection is still operational. Mikkelsen went on to explain that he does not believe there is a single living cast member who would object to the show’s resurrection. “We were all pleased with the news,” the actor continued.
Despite being very busy since the show’s conclusion, the Fantastic Beasts actor has said unequivocally that he is still ready to reprise his role for all Fannibals all around the globe. Some of us believe that the programme ended appropriately. Still, knowing what may happen after that, there’s no damage in anticipating Hannibal Season 4, right?
What Does Bryan Fuller Say?
Bryan Fuller announced where he planned to take the upcoming episode in June 2016, and he also said that both Dancy and Mikkelsen were serious about producing Hannibal Season 4, and it was up to him to make it happen. Fuller told Collider that they began talking about the second season in August of 2017. “At that point, we have to consider the character’s rights and tale, as well as who is interested in how we approach it.”
The wait-and-see game, as the Fannibals found later, was because Fuller wanted to integrate Clarice Starling and several narrative twists from The Silence of the Lambs in Hannibal Season 4; he also announced his intentions on the Shock Waves podcast. He said that if he is successful, the programme would be a mini-series with 6 to 8 episodes. But, in order to do so, he will have to borrow the rights to Thomas Harris’ book when they are returned to the producers, Orion Pictures. However, it was unfortunate that CBS was creating its own Clarice-based side narrative. Fuller confirmed on his official Twitter account that he would not be allowed to borrow the movie’s rights, which are held by MGM. That suggests that the Clarice tale will not be realised.