Horror darling Hannibal was initially deliberate by creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller to run for seven seasons, however was sadly canceled after solely three near-perfect ones. Pretty a lot ever since finale “The Wrath of the Lamb” aired again in 2015, the passionate Hannibal fandom has been asking for a continuation of the drama following the dysfunctional love story between Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham, primarily based on the books by Thomas Harris. Fuller hasn’t given up both. This week, some wonderful Hannibal-inspired artwork chosen to hold within the U.S. Capitol constructing for a yr as half of the annual Congressional Art Competition, has been making the rounds on Twitter, prompting Fuller to touch upon the chance of a Season 4.
The Cubist interpretation of Hannibal‘s Season 3 episode “Dolce”, which sees Will catching up to Hannibal in Florence, was created by New Jersey high school senior Kathleen Palmer, and is gorgeous (the U.S. Capitol should be so lucky to have this piece of art hanging in its hallowed halls). The Twitter rounds of the artwork eventually made it into Fuller’s newsfeed, and even prompted a follow-up query from a U.S. Congress one that is seemingly additionally a Fannibal.
Andy Kim, a congressman from New Jersey’s Third District, tweeted at Fuller: “If I invite you to the Capitol to see the artwork, does that mean there will be a Season 4?” (Hannibal followers are all over the place.) Fuller, who is clearly on board with one other season of the beloved present however would wish a distribution deal to take action, advised Kim “I HOPE SO!” A willingness to proceed on with Hannibal has been Fuller’s constant messaging, on Twitter and elsewhere, ever since Hannibal went off the air six years in the past, and Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy are additionally on board.
Interest in Hannibal peaked once more final yr when all three seasons of the present, which initially aired on NBC right here within the U.S., dropped on Netflix. (The collection’ time on Netflix is quickly coming to an finish.) But adapting the Harris guide collection has at all times been an advanced enterprise, and never for the faint of coronary heart. While Gaumont International Television, which produced Hannibal, has the rights to the Hannibal, Hannibal Rising, and The Red Dragon novels, MGM has the rights to Silence of the Lambs, which suggests Fuller was unable to make use of any of the characters that originate in that guide for his TV adaptation, together with Clarice. If Fuller have been to proceed the Hannibal story in some format, he wish to attempt to get the rights to Silence of the Lambs too, as talked about by collection star Mads Mikkelsen advised Bloody Disgusting again in 2019.