Mads Mikkelsen has offered another update on the Hannibal revival that fans are hoping to see happen one day. He and creator Bryan Fuller have been talking about this for years and it’s something that they have not given up on because they want to see it developed as much as the rest of us.
While talking to Business Insider, he was asked about the revival, and said: “It’s no secret that all of us who were part of the cast and Bryan, we all want to go back. It’s got to happen eventually sooner than later because we’re not getting any younger, right?”
The actor continued, saying that the story for the series can jump to account for the amount of time passed, before saying, “It’s all about finding a home for it,” which he’s said before.
He explained in a previous interview that if they were to make a fourth season of Hannibal, he’d like to dive into Hannibal Lecter’s most iconic story, Silence of the Lambs, which is the direction the series was leading up to, so it would make sense for some kind of version of that story to be told: “I don’t think it’s a secret that if it does happen, we would love to go into Silence of the Lambs. That’s always been an issue because they didn’t have the rights for that book. But that’s obviously the most famous part and we’d love to go in there.”
A few years ago, Fuller offered an update on the return of Hannibal, saying, “No one has given up! I’ve made it clear I want to do it, the cast wants to do it and Martha wants to do it. We just need a network or a streaming service that wants to do it, too. I don’t feel there’s a clock on it or an expiration date for the idea. We just need someone to bite.”
They’ve got to find someone that wants to do this with them! It would be pretty insane if they couldn’t find a network or streaming service to work with them on it.