‘Hannibal’ Update: Canceled TV Series May Continue as a Movie, Details Here
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Fans of NBC’s “Hannibal” are still waiting to hear good news about the fate of the show. The network had previously announced the third season will be its last and streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime have passed on taking the series into their line-up so that it will air more seasons.
At the recent Comic Con, the show’s creator, Bryan Fuller, gave a hint of hope to its viewers: the television series could conclude in a movie, instead of a new season.
“We’re looking at the possibility of a feature,” Fuller said at the Comic Con panel, according to TV Guide. “We have Hugh and Mads who are very committed to the show, and would love to continue with the show, so, the way this season ends, there may be an opportunity for a little break, and then we may find a way to bring Mads and Hugh back to you.”
The showrunner also confirmed that Amazon Prime was interested, however the streaming service wanted a fourth season as soon as possible. “They wanted to do it very quickly, and I wanted to be able to get all the scripts in advance before a fourth season. Their desire to put it on immediately, it was just impossible to do for us,” Fuller added.
Meanwhile, Martha Di Laurentiis, the producer who owns the rights to Hannibal’s characters, have confirmed that she had been approached by studios for a possible movie development, according to Collider.
The show is currently running its third season on NBC this summer, with Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) now living in Florentine with his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson). But Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) have followed the serial killer to Italy.
“Hannibal” is on every Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.