Mads Mikkelsen Thinks Hannibal Could Return


Even though it's been almost a year since NBC cancelled Hannibal, Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange), like so many Fannibals, isn't ready to give up on a potential fourth season.

"It all depends on Bryan [Fuller]. He is the key, the base, the heart," Mikkelsen told "We will wait and see what happens next in his career. But we all know that we can easily pick this up in two or three years, there are breaks in the stories. We could pick it up, say, four years later. If Bryan is up for it, we will all go for it."

But Fuller, the show's creator, is currently helming a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, so would be up to revisiting Hannibal?

"He loved it. It was his baby," the 50-year-old actor said. "Let's wait and see."


And if we do get more of Hannibal, it might tackle the Silence of the Lambs portion of Thomas Harris' tales of the psychopathic psychiatrist. Before the show was cancelled, producers were having trouble obtaining the rights to the 1988 novel, which was adapted into the 1991 Oscar-winning movie.

"We were very close to solving the rights issues," Mikkelsen shared. "Silence of the Lambs was coming up around the corner, and it's such a beautiful story with great characters."