Following the cancellation of NBC’s “Hannibal” last year, show runner Bryan Fuller attempted to shop the series around to the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime without success – leaving the Fannibals on a literal cliffhanger.
Fuller has gone on to work on Starz’s “American Gods” and CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” while the various actors have all moved on to new roles. Even so, all have expressed a desire and openness to return at anytime should it be resurrected.
Lecter himself, actor Mads Mikkelsen, is out doing “Doctor Strange” press this week and tells ComicBook.com that he remains very optimistic that he’ll eventually return to the Hannibal Lecter role:
“There’s Hannibal in my future if Bryan Fuller is up for it. Then he gives us a call and he’s ready. I think [I’m ready], yeah. I think we all would be; we love that show; we love to be together. I think Bryan is such a clever man, so we’re game.”
Mikkelsen has key roles in two of the season’s biggest films – “Doctor Strange” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.