Every year again? Well, almost. The Hannibal Season 4 theme is regularly re-rolled. Series creator Bryan Fuller had spoken out several times in the past about a return of the series and always kept a little hope.
This time leading actor Mads Mikkelsen speaks up. He too still has hope for Hannibal Season 4 and also told IndieWire that it would be no secret should the opportunity arise that he would like to deal with the “Silence of the Lambs” material.
But he is also aware of the situation that had previously prevented the material from being accepted. Fuller only has the rights to “Red Dragon” and “Hannibal”, but not to “The Silence of the Lambs”. As has MGM finger on it.
As Mikkelsen explains, this is of course the most famous part of the story and he would love to dive into it. Of course you would make a few changes and let off steam. He has enough ideas. You can give characters a different gender or combine two characters into one. Buffalo Bill would of course also have to be cast. Even then, Mikkelsen would have an idea. Michael Pitt would have already played Mason Verger – later portrayed by Joe Anderson – but he would like to see him in the role of Buffalo Bill.
It is difficult to say whether the chances of Hannibal Season 4 have increased in the meantime. Since Clarice Starling would come into play, it seems rather bad around this idea. After all, this character gets his own series with Clarice – a sequel to The Silence of the Lambs .
We’ll probably hear from Hannibal Season 4 again and again in the future , because everyone involved seems to be very interested in continuing the series. Maybe one day they will succeed. The audience would certainly be there.