Forgive us if we’re skeptical, but we’ve been hurt before. With that being said, we’re willing to forgive and forget if the news that NBC are moving ahead with a reboot of its acclaimed – yet criminally cancelled – Hannibal TV series.
Series creator Bryan Fuller has taken to Twitter in the last few days to test the waters, so-to-speak, and gage fan interest in a revival. The response has been overwhelmingly positive with one over excited fan describing Fuller as a “beautiful, wonderful person”.
Replying to one Twitter user, who reminded him that he’d promised us some news on Hannibal 2 years after its cancellation, Fuller stated that:
Conversations couldn’t start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3. (Martha De Laurentiss) has started those conversations. This takes time.
He then went on to say in an interview with the Post Mortem podcast that “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.”
When Hannibal arrived on TV back in April 2013, there was some skepticism among fans of the original movies and characters, but within a couple of episodes audiences embraced its dark and unrelenting horror, and it wasn’t long before people began to declare their love for this new incarnation of the Hannibal Lecter saga, and its stars Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy.
Despite being one of the most intense and inventive shows on television, interest began to wane among Joe Public, who couldn’t get on board with the grizzly drama. As a result, the viewer ratings dropped and the show was cancelled in August 2015.
Although the finale was extremely satisfying, there has always been a desire for a next course, and for the long-awaited Silence of the Lambs story-arc to finally play out in this TV universe. That is of course, if the writers can come up with a way to reverse that rather finite looking final sequence. As long as they don’t try and pass it off as a dream from some rather delicious food coma then we’re on board!.
Let us know how you feel about a possible Hannibal revival in the comments, and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Facebook.