Fannibals, take heart! (Not literally, of course.) In a San Diego Comic-Con interview with Yahoo TV, Hannibal mastermind, Bryan Fuller, revealed that he’s weighing several potential avenues for continuing the show now that NBC has officially canceled it.
One of those avenues would potentially be a standalone theatrical film. “The idea for Season 4 that we were intending to do could go into a film very easily,” Fuller teases, adding that he “can’t say too much about it, because it will spoil the end of this season.” That, and there are also additional rights issues to sort out, as he currently only has the ability to tell stories about Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham in the television realm. Still, Fuller’s optimism should feed the souls and stomachs of Hannibal devotees worried that the Season 3 finale will also be a permanent end.
Fuller also makes it clear that he’d welcome Fannibal support in showing the appetite for more Hannibal, up to and including mailing body parts to the studio. “A very clear message would be sent about the dangers of not doing a fourth season,” he says laughing. He’s also quick to reassure viewers that Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen would continue to be part of the show no matter where or in what format it returns. Waiter, we’d like to order a fourth helping of Hannibal now, if you please.
Hannibal airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on NBC.