It’s a good news day for fans of the television show Hannibal (which I would hope is most people). After the drama series abrupt cancellation by NBC last year at the end of its third season, fans were hoping for some spark of light that could bring Hannibal back to life. As it turns out that might just be the case, as Mads Mikkelsen has given fans just a little hope to cling to.
While speaking with The Sunday Express, Mads Mikkelsen, who played the title character in the show Hannibal, was asked his thoughts on the possibility of the show coming back. While nothing's definitive, Mikkelsen seemed hopeful that the show could return in the future for a fourth season, and that it all depended on the show creator Bryan Fuller.
It’s interesting that Hannibal could come back at all seeing as how the show ended with Hannibal falling off of a cliff with co-star Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, but Mads Mikkelsen joked that “it was a soft cliff.” That’s a somewhat open ending, and Mikkelsen went on to elaborate that though he liked the ending, the show still had more stories tell.
Hannibal was a television adaptation of a series of novels by Thomas Harris about a murderous psychiatrist named Hannibal Lector. You may know the character best from the Oscar-winning film Silence of the Lambs, based on the 1988 book of the same name, where in Hannibal was played by Anthony Hopkins. The television show was actually close to doing its own version of Silence of the Lambs, but ran into issues with the rights. According to Mads Mikkelsen, the rights issues were actually closed to being solved and that it was “right around the corner,” before it was cancelled, which is a major gut punch to fans that were looking forward to arguably the most well-known story from those novels.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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