Thriller, my dear. Bryan Fuller, the show’s producer and showrunner, had planned for Hannibal to last seven seasons, but it was terminated after just three near-perfect seasons. There has been no news on whether the popular horror series Hannibal will be renewed for a fourth season, but Fannibals worldwide may take heart in the idea that a piece of fan art for the show will soon be inscribed in the United States Capitol. Since the conclusion “The Wrath of the Lamb” aired in 2015, the devoted Hannibal fans has been asking for a continuation of the drama following the dysfunctional love story between Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham, based on Thomas Harris’ novels. As a result, Hannibal Season 4 is eagerly anticipated by fans.
Fuller, for one, has not given up. This week, as part of the annual Congressional Work Competition, some wonderful Hannibal-inspired art was selected to exhibit for a year in the United States Capitol building, prompting Fuller to comment. Kathleen Palmer, a high school student from New Jersey, created a Cubist rendition of Hannibal’s Season 3 episode “Dolce,” in which Will finally catches up with Hannibal in Florence (the U.S. Capitol should be so lucky to have this piece of art hanging in its hallowed halls). The artwork’s Twitter rounds eventually made it into Fuller’s newsfeed, sparking a follow-up question from a member of the US Congress who is also an open Fannibal. Palmer sought to exchange an invitation to the Capital for another season of Hannibal, but was turned down.
“I HOPE SO!” said Fuller, who is obviously in favour of a second season of the legendary programme but will need to secure a distribution deal to do so. Since the programme ended six years ago, Fuller has expressed his intention to continue working with Hannibal on Twitter and elsewhere, and Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy are also on board.
The show is “in the pipeline,” according to Fuller, who adds, “I don’t know how to do it, but I know how to do it.” “It’s the first thing I’m doing now that I’m not doing in this specific manner,” he said. I’m still trying to figure out what it is. I’m considering it, but I’m not going to do it just now. “I’m simply waiting to see what’s available and what people are interested in.”
In 2015, HBO was said to be working on a revival of Fuller’s short-lived comedy-drama. Fuller wrote and starred in the two-season ABC sitcom Pushing Daisies, which aired from 2007 to 2009. He also directed episodes of Friends, The Golden Girls, Sex and the City, The Larry Sanders Show, Deadwood, Justified, Halt and Catch Fire, and American Gods. He also has a writing credit on The Sopranos and was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the episode “Porchia Petunia.” Fuller was born in the United Kingdom and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
The publication of all three seasons of Hannibal, which first aired on NBC in the United States, on Netflix last year rekindled interest in the drama. Adapting the Harris book series, on the other hand, has always been a tricky and hazardous endeavour. Although Gaumont International Television, which created Hannibal, owns the rights to the books Hannibal, Hannibal Rising, and The Red Dragon, MGM owns the rights to Silence of the Lambs, therefore Fuller was unable to include any of the book’s characters, including Clarice, in his TV version.
If he could, Fuller would want to continue the Hannibal tale in some fashion. Palmer’s artwork complements the programme on which it is based. Hannibal is regarded as one of the most visually gorgeous series on television, because to its borderline avant-garde approach to visual design. The release of Hannibal on Netflix fueled speculation about a fourth season, although it’s unclear how far those discussions have advanced. A fourth season, if given the opportunity, will undoubtedly be consumed by a voracious crowd. For such a short-lived series, Hannibal’s impact is far-reaching, and it should not be disregarded just yet. With the whole cast and Fuller on board for a comeback, all of the components are only waiting for the appropriate occasion to present themselves.
“The Wrath of the Lamb” was the title of Hannibal’s last episode. The season three finale aired in 2015. Mads Mikkelsen recently posted on his official Instagram account about how busy he was on Valentine’s Day while the rest of the world was rejoicing. We can’t tell for sure, but he may be working on Hannibal Season 4? Although the actor has not confirmed anything, there is no harm in speculating, right?