If there is one thing that virtually anyone who reads CarterMatt knows, it’s that the Hannibal season 4 dream is always alive. It’s a top ten show of the past several years around these parts, and for multiple reasons whether it be the performances of Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen to seeing the incredible writing and visual style that showrunner Bryan Fuller helped to cultivate.
Throughout the past year or so, Fuller has continued to insist that the show is not necessarily gone for good, and that is something that he’s stating all over again today. Speaking in a new interview on the Post Mortem with Mark Garris podcast, Fuller offered up the following as the latest progress report towards getting the show back.
“I have conversations with Martha De Laurentiis… I have conversations with Mads and Hugh. We’re are all excited about the prospect of returning to the story. There’s some hurdles to get through… [But] I just had a great idea for Season 4. There’s an interesting next chapter in the relationship between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter that would be fascinating to unpack. I’ve shared it with the gentlemen and they’re both keen on it.”
One of the biggest hurdles for everyone to get involved with such a project is simply finding the time to do it. After all, Fuller is firmly engrossed in doing American Gods with Michael Green, though his distancing from Star Trek: Discovery could mean some more time than he had previously on his schedule. Meanwhile, Mads seems to constantly be doing a trillion movies, while Dancy has the path. These projects all consistently keep these three busy, but there’s always hope that somehow, the stars could align and Will and Hannibal could get back to having some creepy, introspective conversations off in the woods somewhere. There is certainly far more work to be adapted from the source material, whether it be The Silence of the Lambs or the work to follow.
There’s already been plenty of talk about future homes for the series, as well — personally, the idea of Netflix is of course appealing, but the same could be said for Hulu given the relationship that Dancy already has there. Plus, he could arrange his schedule a little bit easier and they may be quicker to work things out with them schedule-wise if he’s doing another show for the service.
Of course, we know that you want more Hannibal if you’re reading this article; nonetheless, feel free to share the full extent of your passion in the comments! (Photo: NBC.)