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Hannibal TV series could be rounded off with a movie


Story by Jack Foley

BRYAN Fuller’s TV series Hannibal could yet finish its run with a feature-length movie in cinemas.

Speaking at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, the series creator said that he and his creative team were actively seeking a way to keep the critically-acclaimed show going following its cancellation by NBC after three seasons.

“We don’t have a lot of answers and we’re looking at the possibility of a feature,” he teased.

Both Netflix and Amazon have passed on the opportunity to continue the show as a series – the former, according to Fuller, because Amazon holds the streaming rights to the first three seasons of the show; the latter because it wanted to start filming a fourth season faster than Fuller was prepared to give over the scripts.

But Fuller and leading man Hugh Dancy, who plays FBI profiler Will Graham on the Hannibal Lecter-inspired show, are keen to find a way to properly finish the story.

“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,” added Fuller.

He was backed by Dancy, who added: “To be part of something that feels like it was so embraced and engaged with has been an amazing experience.”

Therefore, if it did continue, Dancy would be back in a heartbeat.

“It’s an emotional thing for all of us,” he continued. “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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