Revival speculation: Mads Mikkelsen on ‘Hannibal’; Willie Garson on ‘White Collar’

Given how many shows do get revived these days, there is certainly more newsworthiness in these articles than there once was. There are few shows that are completely dead when the series ends, and if the chips fall in the right place, who knows what could happen?

“Hannibal” – Let’s start our conversation about the brilliant NBC series with some comments from Mads Mikkelsen (per the Daily Express) suggesting that he is game for more, depending on what original creator Bryan Fuller wants to do:

“It all depends on Bryan. He is the key, the base, the heart. We will wait and see what happens next in his career. But we all know that we can easily pick this up in two or three years, there are breaks in the stories. We could pick it up, say, four years later. If Bryan is up for it, we will all go for it.”

We certainly know that Fuller would love to do more of the show, but there are two issues at the moment that seem to be slowing things down. First, Fuller has “American Gods” on his slate right now, and from there he is helping to oversee the new “Star Trek” for CBS All Access. He’s certainly a busy guy! Also, you have to find a new home for the show willing to finance it, and that has proved challenging to date.

“White Collar” – While the show had a series finale, here’s the thing to remember: Neal Caffrey is still alive. So is his right-hand man Mozzie, played by Willie Garson. Garson spoke recently with Digital Spy, and definitely made it clear he’d love to team with Matt Bomer and creator Jeff Eastin again:

“I would love it. The fans on social media are nuts about trying to make that happen. But I don’t know if that falls on deaf ears or not, I have no idea. Jeff Eastin did a great job, and I can’t see why he couldn’t come up with a two-hour something. I wish he would, but we haven’t heard anything. We’ve all gone on to other jobs and we talk about, ‘Man, this is not what we had over there!’ So I would love it.”

We’d love to see USA almost do something like “Sherlock” with this show, and give it a few episodes every couple of years. It has that sort of cinematic feel to it, and this format would give everyone involved the chance to do other things. This is really more of a case of studio, network, and creative interest.

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