Bryan Fuller has given fans of the TV show Hannibal a glimmer of hope regarding the shows return following its cancellation by NBC in 2015. At the time Fuller said to Collider,
“August 2017 is when we can actually start talking about [other options]. 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.”
Fuller, the current Show Boss on Starz’ American Gods also stated,
“The cast is game, I’m game. It’s just a matter of finding the right time where everybody’s schedules sync up but I would love to continue to tell the story with Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen. They’re such a fantastic collaborators and one of the most satisfying actor/showrunner relationships I’ve ever had in this industry. So I would love to continue this story.”
The show which is based on the duo of books by Thomas Harris and the basis for a series of films, most famously The Silence of the Lambs, gathered a large following but the network were disappointed by falling ratings. However, Fuller has recently revealed that plans are afoot for a revival. When asked by a fan via his Twitter account of any potential news of the shows return, Fuller replied,
“Conversations couldn’t start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3. @neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time.”
@neoprod being the Twitter account belonging to Martha De Laurentiis whose company produced the show. Hopefully this story will have a happy ending so we can celebrate with a bottle of nice Chianti.