More than any before it, Hannibal Season 3 leaned on the written word of franchise author Thomas Harris, particularly Red Dragon, occasionally adapting entire exchanges and scenes to fit the renewed context of Bryan Fuller’s twisted love story. One scene in particular between Hannibal and Will splashes right off the page in all three filmed adaptations, captured in a new mashup of Hannibal, Red Dragon and Manhunter.
And lo, Hannibal has come to a very permanent-seeming end, closing out Season 3 with a redux of the Red Dragon arc that saw its two leads on a very literal cliffhanger, and another character losing quite a bit of limb. Continually optimistic about a movie wrap-up, creator Bryan Fuller talks his idea for Season 4 and the inevitable Silence of the Lambs treatment, which may or may not involve Ellen Page and David Bowie.
The sun seems to have set on NBC’s Hannibal beyond a third season, with Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy released from their contracts, and creator Bryan Fuller suggesting a feature followup may prove more likely. Still, with talk of Thomas Harris’ Silence of the Lambs canon off-limits, could Fuller’s fourth season plans point toward Clarice Starling after all? The Season 3 finale title might …
Just when you thought Hannibal hadn't gotten enough of a raw cut deal, NBC thought it best to kick Bryan Fuller's dark and delirious vision down the week. The remaining Hannibal Season 3 episodes will move to Saturday nights from their Thursday perch, alongside still-unaired episodes of David Duchovny's Aquarius.
The future of NBC's Hannibal has been cloudy of late, but its clear presence at Comic-Con 2015 should send a message on the show's The future of NBC’s Hannibal has been cloudy of late, but its clear presence at Comic-Con 2015 should send a message on the show’s enduring fandom. Bryan Fuller and co. took the stage to preview Hannibal’s delectable future, including its Season 4 fate and the upcoming Red Dragon saga, and we have your full report. enduring fandom. Bryan Fuller and co. took the stage to preview Hannibal's delectable future, including its Season 4 fate and the upcoming Red Dragon saga, and we have your full report.
The window to save Hannibal grows smaller with each passing day, leaving fans particularly anxious of the upcoming Comic-Con 2015 panel, which may prove the show’s last. That fate grows only more grim today, as Bryan Fuller confirms both Amazon and Netflix have passed on a fourth season.
Hannibal fans have had an easy enough time keeping hope alive after NBC’s cancellation, what with universal praise and the potential for networks like Amazon to negotiate another course, but has time officially run out? Options on Hannibal’s cast have officially expired, making the ravenously-desired Season 4 renewal a much trickier prospect.
Starz’s American Gods adaptation has proven equal parts exciting for finally escaping development hell, and troubling by Bryan Fuller’s diminished focus on Hannibal. The balance may have shifted back to excitement however, as Fuller reveals that American Gods author Neil Gaiman himself will pen a few episodes.
Jodie Foster has developed a strong directing career in recent years, including TV stops on both Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, but Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller hopes to return the Silence of the Lambs actress to more familiar territory. Should Hannibal live to dine another day on Season 4, might Jodie Foster herself introduce a new Clarice Starling?
The shock of Hannibal’s NBC cancellation never quite set in, if only by seeming assurance another network would quickly devour a chance to produce Season 4. Now, series creator Bryan Fuller dissects the chances of Hannibal moving to Netflix or Amazon, when we might finally meet Clarice Starling, and how far the series might last overall.