‘Hannibal’ season 4: The latest state of things; ‘Silence of the Lambs’ hopes

HannibalIt’s been a long time since we’ve discussed much of anything that has to do with “Hannibal,” but that doesn’t mean in the slightest that we’ve forgotten about the show. It still remains one of our favorite shows of the past several years, and is both a feast for the eyes and ears. Plus, you get fantastic performances from everyone from Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen to Gillian Anderson and Laurence Fishburne.

Unfortunately, NBC canceled the show more than a year ago, and for the time being, everyone’s moved on Dancy now has “The Path,” Mikkelsen’s been doing movies, Anderson has the new “X-Files” (which is almost sure to be renewed for a season 11), and show creator Bryan Fuller has both “American Gods” and a potential new version of “Amazing Stories.” (He’s no longer directly involved in “Star Trek: Discovery” for CBS All Access.) It’s hard to imagine getting everyone together to do a 13-episode season like they did in the past.

Fuller recently made an appearance on the Shock Waves podcast via Blumhouse, and within that he explained when we could arrive to a time when the show could potential take shape, and in a way that could make sense for everyone’s schedules:

“The last airing was August 2015. And I think in August 2017, the rights (to SILENCE OF THE LAMBS) revert back and Martha De Laurentiis and I have talked about how to bring it back. I think, ideally for the cast, it would be as a mini-series, 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.”

From here, the next challenge comes finding a new home for the show, given that Amazon hasn’t shown the interest we would want despite them being the show’s streaming home. We do think that there could be some interesting suitors with the right story and situation in mind, but time will tell. We do like the idea very much of the show adopting a model similar to the aforementioned “X-Files” revival or “Sherlock,” where the team comes together, tells some stories, and then has the creative freedom to do other things. Given all of the time jumps within the Hannibal source material, it makes even more sense for there to be a passage of time here.

If we do know more about the future of “Hannibal,” of course we’ll tell you over at the link here. Never give up, Fannibals! Until next time… (Photo: Gaumont.)

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