Hannibal Season 4 Revival Bryan Fuller

Hannibal Update: Bryan Fuller Says Revival 'Conversations' Are Underway

Sharpen those knives, Hannibal fans: Another meal might be coming your way after all.

Bryan Fuller — the man behind the bloody, beloved NBC thriller starring Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen that wrapped up in 2015 — whetted the appetites of Fannibal Nation this week by tweeting that “conversations” have officially begun about a Hannibal revival:

As Fuller says in the tweet, the rights to Hannibal were officially tied up for two years following the airing of the NBC series finale. But now executive producer Martha De Laurentiis “has started those conversations” about a possible Season 4, and De Laurentiis further fanned the flames by tweeting out a picture of her and Fuller together on Saturday:

Keep in mind: No network has signed on to air a fourth season of Hannibal, and even Fuller warns that “this takes time.” (He’s currently busy working on Starz’s American Gods.) Dancy, who played FBI profiler Will Graham on the series, told TVLine back in January that a revival might not happen for another “four or five years,” but he did add that “I believe everyone is willing” to revisit the cat-and-mouse game between Will Graham and serial killer Hannibal Lecter (Mikkelsen).

Fuller stated last year he’d like to bring Hannibal back as a miniseries depicting the events of Silence of the Lambs, the most famous Lecter tale of all: “There are a lot of interesting nooks and crannies to explore in a television series… I hope we get to tell the story.”

Hungry for more Hannibal? Tell us where you’d like to see Hannibal and Will next in the comments.

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15 Comments
  1. Oran says:

    Make it happen!!!

  2. Chris says:

    Please let this happen !!! Such an amazing show that was cancelled too soon.

  3. Angel Torres says:

    I am on board, with any direction, huge fan. But i think it would be cool if they eventually had Mads as the Hannibal that gets away after chopping his own hand off. In the movie Hannibal, it ends with him getting away, i like to see the next(final) chapter after that. Anthony Hopkins can’t do it so why not Mads?

  4. narutofan says:

    Great news! I hope it works out.

  5. MollyFaraday says:

    I would like to see them anywhere and everywhere, as long as Hannibal and Will are not separated by jail bars/glass anymore!

    All my trust (and love) goes to Bryan and DLC and everyone involved in this beautiful show.

  6. Lizzy says:

    LET’S DO THIS! 🙌 😀

  7. Jeff says:

    I’m still waiting for the promised Pushing Daisies comics Bryan!

  8. popeye013 says:

    Yes but PLEASE not a ‘network’ channel! Give your best pitch to the likes of Showtime or HBO. Even FX and go nuts making the show what it truly can be!

  9. Ben Glesner says:

    What about the Mockingbird Lane revival? Or the Pushing Daisies revival?

  10. Sara says:

    I really hope this pans out! Everyone seems to be on board, they just need a network to make it happen! The Fannibals are a wonderfully dedicated bunch who will follow this show anywhere it happens to land.

  11. DL says:

    Hmm, who would play Clarice? I’d love to see Elisabeth Moss, but she’s super busy these days. Maybe Tatiana Maslany now that Orphan Black is done? :-D

    • Harry says:

      Mary Elizabeth Winstead!

    • Sara says:

      Bryan Fuller has said he would probably look for a woman of color for Clarice. Yetide Badaki (Bilquis on American Gods) has already thrown her hat in the ring for the role, if it were to ever come up. I would definitely be pleased if that was the direction Fuller went in.

  12. It’s called #Fannibals, not Hannibal fans. Everyone knows that.

  13. Steef_Pif says:

    Lololol people still think this will happen!