At SDCC Bryan Fuller the showrunner for the recently cancelled NBC critical darling Hannibal was asked about the possibly future of the show and any hopes that season four might be revived on another platform such as a streaming service like Amazon or Netflix or even as a big screen film….
Fuller gave the best answer he could:
We are still looking; we don’t have a lot of answers and we’re looking at the possibility of a feature. So we have Hugh and Mads, who are very committed to the show and would love to continue with the show. The way this season ends, we have the opportunity for a break and hopefully we’ll be able to find a way to bring Mads and Hugh back …
Fuller also explained the reasoning behind some network’s dismissals. For Netflix, it came down to a streaming deal. Since Hannibal was already on contract for an Amazon streaming deal, it caused difficulty for Netflix. And when it came to Amazon, Fuller explained that they would have like to have done the fourth season, but they wanted a quicker turnaround then the showrunners saw possible.
Hugh Dancy who portrays Will Graham in the series, also spoke out during the panel reiterating the cast and crew’s commitment to continuing the series, one way or another.
We all feel very bittersweet. It’s an emotional thing for all of us and it’s not over in the sense that we’re fully committed and have been living this for a few years and that’s still very true in this moment.