Bryan Fuller Teases ‘Hannibal’ Movie at Comic-Con

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Bryan Fuller and the cast of “Hannibal” stopped by Comic-Con to answer one question on fans’ minds: will “Hannibal” find a new home?

“We are still looking,” Fuller said, accompanied by Hugh Dancy, Richard Armitage and exec producer Martha de Laurentiis on the Saturday evening panel in San Diego, Calif. “We don’t have a lot of answers and we’re looking at the possibility of a feature.”

Though Netflix and Amazon passed on more episodes of “Hannibal,” following NBC’s cancelation of the daring series after three seasons, the panelists are hopeful for the show finding more life, whether its picked up elsewhere or wrapped up as a film.

“We’d like to continue with the show so the way this season ends, there may be an opportunity for a little break and then hopefully we’ll find a way to bring Mads [Mikkelsen] and Hugh [Dancy] back to you,” Fuller announced to the audience, which was full of fans donning flower crowns (a sign of the passion and devotion to the series) and holding up signs that read, “”Fannibals Forever.”

“NBC allowed us to do some crazy sh-t for three years,” Fuller said, applauding NBC, despite axing the series. As for Netflix and Amazon passing on a pickup, Fuller clued in the crowd.

“Netflix couldn’t do it because of the Amazon streaming,” the creator explained, referring to Amazon holding the rights to the first three seasons. “Amazon would liked to have done it but they wanted to do it very quickly and I wanted to be able to get all the scripts in advance before we starting shooting…the schedule with their desire to put it on immediately was just impossible for us.”

Fuller said that if his series doesn’t land elsewhere, what he’d miss most are the fans. “For me, it would be the fannibals and the connection that we’ve had with this very special fan community that has been so overwhelmingly supportive and passionate. First and foremost is the fannibals, a close second is the cast.”

“To be part of something that feels like it was so embraced and engaged with,” Dancy chimed in, “has been an amazing experience.”

Confirming that he’d want to continue with “Hannibal,” if it does indeed find a new venue, Dancy added, “It’s an emotional thing for all of us. It’s not over in the sense that we were fully committed and were living this thing for several years and that’s still true in this moment.”

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  1. DerekW says:

    They’ll eventually make an Amazon movie or something. I doubt they’ll do a season 4. Just my prediction.

    • DerekW says:

      …and it really is a shame, because Hannibal is an exceptional TV series. Thank you to the cast and crew!

  2. DJ98 says:

    In the old days, when a show got cancelled because it wasn’t economically viable for it to continue, every was sad but moved on. Oh for the good old days.

  3. Jess says:

    Amazon wanted to do it?? Did we just get shafted by Bryan Fuller? Curse you American Gods!!!

    • Murica! says:

      It sure looks that way. He’s too busy with his new show. It’s his fault there isn’t a deal with amazon.

  4. anonymousfan says:

    I wish Bryan Fuller would put 190% into finding Hannibal a new home. He’s soon going to be promoting American Gods and Hannibal will be put on the back burner with an excuse why season 4 never came to fruition. Jmo.

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