Like many of you, we adore Hannibal, and we’ve been counting the days until Bryan Fuller can start shopping the series around again to find a new home for Season Four. We believe this will happen, it’s just a question of when. Part of the reason for our faith in this is the fact that Fuller just can’t stop talking about how many great ideas he’s got for a fourth season, as just happened recently.
“I just had a great idea for Season Four,” he said. “There’s an interesting next chapter in the relationship between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter that would be fascinating to unpack. I’ve shared it with the gentlemen and they’re both keen on it.”
One interesting detail that he shared was that Katharine Isabelle’s Margot Verger would have a large part to play in the season. Margot was last seen heading to a chopper with her wife Alana Bloom and their son following Hannibal’s escape in the season finale.
“There’s a whole storyline that I want to do with Katie Isabelle’s character Margot Verger, who we know is mother of the Verger heir and in control of the Verger meat packing industry,” Fuller said. “I wanted her to be like Joan Crawford at Pepsi saying ‘Don’t fuck with me, fellas’ and just humanise all of the Verger meat packing plants and turn them over to PETA approved… That would definitely be marbled through the season, Margot Verger taking down the meat industry as a hot, powerful lesbian.”
He also gave an update on the current situation with the show’s return, saying that “I have conversations with Martha De Laurentiis. I have conversations with Mads and Hugh. We’re all excited about the prospect of returning to the story. There’s some hurdles to get through. The rights revert back to Martha in September I believe and then it’s a matter of: do we do it with Gaumont? Which would be the only way to do it if we wanted to use those characters…”
Fuller is, of course, very busy with American Gods which is absolutely brilliant and was recently commissioned for a second season. But he can do both, right?
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