If you're a hungry Hannibal fan who's stuck with the show from Aperitivo to Digestivo, you're probably pretty mad that it was cancelled after only three seasons. If that's the case, Mr. Lecter himself, Mads Mikkelsen has got your back, telling The Express that Hannibal's return hangs entirely on writer-producer Bryan Fuller:
“It all depends on Bryan. He is the key, the base, the heart. We will wait and see what happens next in his career. But we all know that we can easily pick this up in two or three years, there are breaks in the stories. We could pick it up, say, four years later. If Bryan is up for it, we will all go for it.”
Mads says that Fuller adores the show more than anyone — "He loved it. It was his baby. Let’s wait and see" — and is still hurt that Hannibal was canceled so early:
“We are all angry. We were pissed. It’s madness. And season four was actually the one we thought we’d definitely get. Seasons two and three were on the verge. We didn’t know whether Hannibal would be renewed. But by the time we got to season four we thought it was a definite. We were very surprised at the decision.
We were happy to be able to do it for as long as we did. However, we felt there were more stories. We thought we ended the show in a great way, but we had more to tell.”
The indication of more stories here probably refers to the Silence of the Lambs storyline that we haven't yet seen — but don't expect Mads to start dropping any massive spoilers. When quizzed for specifics about future Hannibal storylines, he answered in true Hannibal style:
“I could tell you, but I’d have to kill you.”
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