It is no longer news that NBC has cancelled its critically acclaimed series, Hannibal, due to consistent low ratings. What is news however is that the showrunner, Bryan Fuller, is not letting the news slow him down in any way, as he recently revealed his plans for season 4.
Speaking to TVLine about the cancellation, Fuller said, “My idea for Season 4 was perhaps one of the coolest yet. So I would love to do it in some capacity. It would have explored the Hannibal-Will Graham relationship in a much deeper fashion than the series ever has before.”
Fuller probably on suspicion of the show’s cancellation, had revealed earlier in the year that season 4 was going to be even bigger than the past season, and would be made available to fans one way or the other.
“It’s (season 4) an even bigger re-invention of this show than this season (season 3), so hopefully we will do it and, if not, maybe a movie and, if not, maybe a comic book and, if not, I’ll tell you about it at a convention,” he said.
All these talk of a season 4 despite the cancellation by NBC might be related to news that streaming service provider, Amazon is very likely to come on board and pick up the series full time. Netfilx would have been another viable alternative, but it hasn’t streamed the show yet, so it might not have a reliable data as to how commercially profitable it will be. Amazon on the other hand currently streams Hannibal, so it knows first-hand what kind of viewership the show is returning; if there is going to be a savior for Hannibal, it most likely is going to be Amazon.
In the mean time, Bryan Fuller is probably already busy with the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods.