Hannibal Season 4 Release Date; Is it Renewed or Canceled?

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The core psychological and horror-thriller series Hannibal of NBC had managed to gain a very well-deserved cult position since it aired 9 years ago. The series was admired for its marvelous cinematography, outstanding acting, and brilliantly fascinating script writing. It raised the status of the overdone crime genre and converted it into an applauding art form. Despite all this, Hannibal Season 4 got canceled by the showrunners. Read the entire article to know everything we know about it.

A Petition for bringing Hannibal Season 4

Although the show was believed to be stretched for several seasons, and creator Bryan Fuller had a confident vision of many more seasons for the series, the show influenced by the novel of Thomas Harris was depleted by the telecasting network because of low viewership.

But reportedly, Fuller affirmed a fan petition being circulated for Hannibal Season 4 to happen. The petition got a sign-on from him and he endorsed it on Twitter, helping in garnering about 5,000 signs in very less days.

Is there a chance of Hannibal Season 4?

Even though it got concluded on an indeterminate note, the last episode of the third season was regarded as one of the best TV series final episodes of all time by the fans as well as film critics at the same time. With an uncertain ending scene, it left a green signal for renewal, just in case, if Hannibal Season 4 is renewed.

In an interview with Vulture, in the year 2021, Mads Mikkelsen, the Hannibal actor, who is also known for his role as Grindelwald in the recent “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”, expressed that he is ready for starring in the fourth season of Hannibal if the opportunity arises. He further added that:

“The work itself was brutal because we had long hours, with scripts coming in late. It’s TV, and what we were doing was elaborate. The texts were high-IQ texts. The monologues or the dialogues were always about fine art, music. You had to learn Japanese, Hungarian, and words you had simply never heard before. And you had to do it within two hours because everything came so late. Having said that, I would love to go back. Everybody wants to go back, and if there’s only one season and we’re sure about that, he can finish it in a proper, surprising, stunning way.”

In this article, we will take a look at what are the chances of the series going forward after such tireless years of contemplation.

The Program for Hannibal Season 4

The creator of the show, who is known for his many applauded works on many other cult series like Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Star Trek: Discovery, and American Gods, made it pretty sure in 2015 that he was not over with Hannibal yet.

The show started as a prequel that covered Red Dragon halfway around the third season and was going to gear on The Silence of the Lambs story arc next.

Some days, various discussions about the series being mended into adaptation in the form of a feature film or a miniseries as an addition to the collection of the original series were done, the motives which never became successful.

Fuller had several failed negotiations with Amazon Prime. He is still eager to create a fourth season for Hannibal. In an interview, he opened up to Rolling Stones about his ideas for Hannibal Season 4:

“I think I’ve said that season four is Inception meets Angel Heart. And that means that there’s going to be such a mental landscape to explore, that means actors who play characters who have previously died can manifest in the mess of Will Graham’s brain.”

He recently also mentioned that he regrets not adding a kissing scene between Hannibal and Will and the final episode as planned initially. Maybe, the romantic complication to their intense relationship might be shown in Hannibal Season 4, if probable.

Will Hannibal be saved by Netflix?

The show was added to the streaming service’s vast content selection in June 2020 and a hike was seen in the popularity spike on Netflix. Since then, rumors have been emerging about its revival. Netflix has shown interest in picking the series up reportedly.

Hints about Hannibal Season 4 have been out-rolled the most by Mikkelsen. He mentioned on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, that Hannibal has found a new shelter on Netflix. The chats of bringing the series to Netflix in the past have been revived.

This won’t be the first time for Netflix that he took over a canceled series. It has previously saved The Killing, Lucifer, Black Mirror, and Arrested Development.

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