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TVLine: Hannibal @ Comic-Con: Axed Drama Eyes Big-Screen Continuation? Plus: ‘Red Dragon’ Video!

The video featured in this article was the same video featured in the article by Entertainment Weekly, found here.

Who needs Amazon and Netflix when you’ve got the big screen?

Recently axed NBC drama Hannibal is “looking at the possibility of a feature [film],” executive producer Bryan Fuller revealed at the show’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday. “[Stars] Hugh [Dancy] and Mads [Mikkelsen] are committed to this show.” Following a break after the close of Season 3, the EP hopes that “we’ll find a way to bring Hugh and Mads back to you.”

Dancy echoed the sentiment, saying that he would definitely like to continue telling Will Graham’s story. “It’s an emotional thing for all of us,” he described of the show’s abrupt end. “And it’s not over in the sense that we were living this thing.”

As for what happened with the talks about moving the show to a streaming service, “Netflix couldn’t do it because of the Amazon streaming [deal],” Fuller explained. “And Amazon would have liked to have done it, but they wanted to do it very quickly, [while] I wanted to get all the scripts [written] in advance.” That made Amazon’s desired schedule “just impossible to do for us.”

Despite the cancellation, Fuller gave props to NBC, which “allowed us to do some crazy s–t for three years,” he said.


July 11th, 2015

EW: Hannibal at Comic-Con: Exclusive first look at the Red Dragon

The fate of Hannibal may still be unclear — but the fate of Hannibal is not.

Fans at Comic-Con in San Diego were the first to glimpse the rest of the third season of NBC’s canceled-but-not-dead-yet drama, which still has plenty of punches to serve during the next seven episodes. EW has the exclusive first look at what Comic-Con Fannibals saw, and it’s a doozy.

The footage — screened during the panel moderated by EW’s Jeff Jensen — promises the appearance of Francis Dolarhyde, a.k.a. the Tooth Fairy, a.k.a. the eponymous villain of Red Dragon. It’s an appearance long in the works, and seeing it up on the screen drew the collective breath of the entire crowd of fans.

The clip shows the birth of the Red Dragon, as well as the relationship he develops with a captured Dr. Lecter. Also featured are a vengeful Dr. Bloom and promised cameos by Zachary Quinto and True Blood (how appropriate) alum Rutina Wesley as Reba McClane.


July 11th, 2015

TVGuide: Hannibal May Live On … as a Movie?!

The biggest news surrounding Hannibal recently has been not about the elaborate, artistic violence in the plot, but the show itself: that NBC cancelled it partway through its third season, and Amazon Prime and Netflix both subsequently passed on picking it up.

Comic-Con attendees at the Hannibal panel were hoping for major news: An announcement that it was getting a fourth season somewhere (hey, we still haven’t heard from Hulu Plus — oh wait, the call it just regular Hulu now — right?).

Sadly, no deal like that is official — yet. The panel, made up of executive producers Bryan Fuller and Martha De Laurentiis (who wore a flower crown, the symbol of the show’s fans) and cast members Hugh Dancy and Richard Armitage spoke about the show, their hopes for its future, and what they’ll miss the most if this season does turn out to be its last. (We refuse to believe it.)

Fuller explained Netflix had to pass because of the deal already in place with Amazon Prime to stream Seasons 1 and 2. Amazon Prime was interested in taking it over for a fourth season, but with caveats.

“Amazon would like 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 a fourth season,” Fuller said. “Their desire to put it on immediately, it was just impossible to do for us.”

He said right now they are still looking for a home for future episodes, or some other way of bringing the characters back: “We’re looking at the possibility of a feature,” Fuller said. “We have Hugh and Mads who are very committed to the show, and would love to continue with the show, so, the way this season ends, there may be an opportunity for a little break, and then we may find a way to bring Mads and Hugh back to you.”

Dancy agreed that he and Mikkelsen would love to find a way to come back for another helping of Hannibal: “We were fully committed and living this thing for several years, and that’s still true in this moment,” he said.

In Season 3 so far, we’ve watched Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) take his place in Florentine society under a stolen identity, with his former psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) by his side as his supposed wife. Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) lost his wife to cancer, then traveled to Italy to kick Hannibal’s ass. Will Graham (Dancy) has also made his way there, via Dr. Lecter’s Lithuanian childhood stomping grounds, where he meets Chiyoh (Tao Okamoto). Back in Baltimore, a post-coma Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) is teaming up with one of Hannibal’s victims to try and track him down.

At the beginning of the panel, fans were treated to a highlight reel for the second half of Season 3. The biggest plot point coming up is the introduction of Armitage’s character, Francis Dolarhyde AKA the Red Dragon.

“Will Graham is looking at Francis Dolarhyde as a version of Hannibal he might be able to save, and Hannibal is looking at him as a version of Will he may be able to corrupt,” Fuller said.

In Thomas Harris’ original novel, Dolarhyde is a serial killer who murders families and rapes the mothers. The latter half of that is being left out of the show; a conscientious decision on the producers’ part.

“I wanted to keep the promise that we were not going to be telling rape stories,” Fuller explained. Dolarhyde will still be murdering families — this is still Hannibal, after all — but it will be “more about the assault on the family unit instead of just on one woman in the family.”

The producers and cast also briefly spoke about the fandom, or the Fannibals, as they’re called. The 4,200-seat ballroom at the convention center was full of them: The audience was a sea of people wearing flower crowns and holding signs that read “FANNIBALS FOREVER.”

“It’s particularly inspiring and beautiful, really, to have a low-rated show where you’re like, well, the ratings weren’t great, and then you look at the response of the Fannibals, and it’s the best hug you could imagine,” Fuller said.

“You’re our core audience, and that we appreciate,” De Laurentiis elaborated.

Fans brought up flowers crowns for the cast to wear, and one girl gave Fuller a scarf she’d knitted based on his favorite suit that Dr. Lecter wears on the show.

“I feel like we’re all going to take the Fannibals with us wherever we go,” Fuller told the crowd.

Amid the din of cheers, Dancy leaned into his microphone and said, “Literally.”

Hannibal airs Thursdays on NBC at 10/9c.

WATCH: Bryan Fuller shows off Season 3’s most elaborate set!


July 11th, 2015

HitFix: ‘Hannibal’ creator: ‘We’re looking at the possibility of a feature’

Could there be reason to crack the Chianti? “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller left the cabinet just a little open – possibly for a movie – at a panel discussing the recently-canceled series.

According to Variety, Fuller told Comic-Con attendees today (July 11), “We are still looking… We don’t have a lot of answers and we’re looking at the possibility of a feature.”

He added, “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.”

The future is still, obviously, in question: Following NBC’s dismissal of the series, Fuller shopped “Hannibal” around to Netflix and Amazon hoping to breathe new life into it. But on July 6, Fuller announced both streaming video services passed on picking it up.

Alan Sepinwall has proposed a few other options for “Hannibal.” Maybe one of them will stick. Fans certainly hope so.


July 11th, 2015

Hannibal – 3.06 Dolce – Screen Captures

I have added screen captures from last night’s episode of Hannibal, Dolce, to our photo archive. You can view them by clicking on the link below the thumbnails. We trended last night, the tag #MadsAndHugh! Which is wonderful. I have also added additional stills and behind the scenes images from the episode to our photo archive.

July 10th, 2015

Hannibal: 3.07 Promo – “Digestivo”

July 10th, 2015

Save Hannibal – thunderclap

You can share your support for the #SaveHannibal cause by using social outlets. Please read the following thoroughly.

Hannibal has been cancelled but that doesn’t mean the feast is over. The hunt is on to find Hannibal a new home. In order to do that we need to show our love and passion for the show. One way to do this is to ensure that both #Hannibal and #MadsAndHugh trend on Twitter while the episode, Dolce, airs on July 9th at 10pm EDT. (DO NOT USE THE TAG #MadsAndHugh before then. It will destroy our chances of trending. Trends must be unique on the day.) By joining this Thunderclap and sharing it across as many social media platforms as possible you will help kickstart the trend – just as we did last week. Thunderclap works by sending out one huge wave of tweets in one hit. Every person who joins the Thunderclap increases our social reach and therefore the likelihood of #Hannibal and #MadsAndHugh trending.
After the Thunderclap is launched at the above time, it is up to the #Fannibals to tweet the above tags like mad to help save Hannibal.
Last week our social reach was almost a million. I have no doubt we can top a million this week!
Any questions – don’t hesitate to ask @wintherweaver, @SmallestLecter, @MorningMercedes, or @personalcarnage
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Thunderclap: Save Hannibal

July 7th, 2015

Hannibal – 3.05 Contorno – Screen Captures

I have added screen captures from last night’s episode of Hannibal, Contorno, to our photo archive. You can view them by clicking on the link below the thumbnails. We trended last night, the tag #LoyalFannibal for two hours and 40 minutes! Which is fantastic. Thank you to @Erinescence for this information. I have also added an additional still and two behind the scenes images from the episode to our photo archive.

July 3rd, 2015

Hannibal: 3.06 Promo – “Dolce”

July 3rd, 2015

‘Hannibal’ Releases Cast As Show Continues To Look For New Home

Ten days after NBC cancelled Hannibal, the series no longer has its cast under contract. I hear that starting today, stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen are free agents, and they are already fielding film and TV offers. Their options expired last night and were not extended by Hannibal producer Gaumont International Television.
Still, the independent production company continues talks with potential distributors. If Hannibal finds a new home, new deals have to be hammered out with both Dancy and Mikkelsen. Still, if the show gets a new season elsewhere and the two are still available, I hear both love the show and have indicated that they would like to reprise their roles as Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Still, there are other, even bigger obstacles for a fourth season of Hannibal. For once, the show has an exclusive deal with Amazon, making a pact with other streaming services virtually impossible. And, more importantly, Hannibal has lost its creative force, developer/executive producer Bryan Fuller to a new series, Starz’s American Gods. He remains committed to Hannibal, but a possible fourth season has to wait for him to finish the recently ordered first season of American Gods, which would be a challenge for potential buyers.

“The question would be for the potential new distribution partner is how comfortable they are in waiting,” Fuller told Deadline last week. “Because I do have an obligation to American Gods and a passion for American Gods, so I absolutely want to service that in the way that it needs to be serviced.”

Laurence Fishburne today became the first Hannibal actor to line up a new post-cancellation gig — a starring role in A+E Networks’ Roots remake. / source.

July 2nd, 2015

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