Fannibals, you may want to hold onto something: It looks like we’re one step closer to a potential Hannibal revival!
Martha De Laurentis, executive producer of the fantastic, tragically cancelled NBC series, has taken to Twitter announcing that she has met with show creator and fellow EP Bryan Fuller. “Meeting of the minds,” she captioned, along with hashtag that confirmed their topic of discussion: #fannibals.
— Martha De Laurentiis (@neoprod) August 13, 2017
And here’s Fuller’s response to a fan a few days ago…
Conversations couldn’t start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3. @neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time.
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 9, 2017
So there you have it, discussions are indeed happening, although whether they’re focusing on a season 4 or perhaps a movie remains unknown.
Middling ratings and big piracy numbers played a hand in the show’s cancellation. There was hope that either Amazon or Netflix could pick up the series, but that was short-lived. Now that the two-year rights hold up has passed, De Laurentis and Fuller are likely looking for a new home to continue the story.
“August 2017 is when we can actually start talking about it,” Fuller told Collider in 2016. “That’s when we would have to see what the rights are for the character and for the story, and see who’s interested and how we get it done. I have the story, and the cast is excited for the story, so we’re ready to go if somebody wants to go.”
Of course, apart from the show’s new home, there’s also the matter of sorting out all the schedules. Fuller is also co-creator and executive producer of Starz series American Gods, which had its second season greenlit in May; Mads Mikkelsen’s schedule isn’t looking too busy now, although he does have the Doug Liman-directed sci-fi film Chaos Walking in pre-production; and Hugh Dancy stars in Hulu drama The Path, which will have its third season kick off in 2018.
Finger crossed a Hannibal revival manages to get off the ground.