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Exclusive: Mads Mikkelsen Gives Update on Potential HANNIBAL Return

There has been a trend in recent years to adapting classic movies into Television series. One of the most successful examples of this is Hannibal, which ran for three seasons on NBC.

Despite it’s high praise, the series, which was based on the Thomas Harris series of novels, never truly found an audience and was cancelled by the Network in 2015. However despite this, the show has maintained a loyal fan following who would like to see it return in some capacity.

Now, Hannibal Lector himself, Mads Mikkelsen has given an update on the series.

While at the London Film & Comic Con this past weekend, I had the opportunity to ask the actor about the future of the series. To which he revealed that, while nothing is confirmed – there are people working on it:

“The news is the same as you know. We talk once in a while – everyone who is involved. I think the people in the wings are working a little on it. But right now, there is still no news. I can tell you this much, all the cast would love to do it again and it’s all up to Bryan [Fuller] and the network.”

Over the course of the three year run, the show won numerous awards and found itself on many critics Top-Ten shows of the year lists.

Showrunner Bryan Fuller has previously referred to season four as being a case of ‘When’ as opposed to ‘If’ and has teased that the plot would incorporate elements of The Silence of the Lambs, with the rights to the story set to revert this month. That would open up the opportunity for a very interesting season, potentially introducing both Agent Clarice Starling and Buffalo Bill.

Who wouldn’t want to see that?

What do you think? Would you like to see another series of Hannibal? What would like to see in Season Four? Let us know below!

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