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‘Hannibal’ Season 4 News & Update: New Chapter Might Feature ‘Silence Of The Lambs’; Bryan Fuller To Make It Mini-Series

Update Date: Dec 28, 2016 04:30 PM EST

"Hannibal" surprised the many when it unexpectedly cancelled by NBC after three seasons. Now, as the show's showrunner Bryan Fuller and its lead star Mads Mikkelsen are open to making "Hannibal" Season 4, there's a big possibility that it would be once again seen on the small screen.

It might take a little while if ever "Hannibal" Season 4 will return on air. According to ComicBook, Amazon is still holding the show's streaming rights and Fuller along with the title's executive producer Martha De Laurentiis still have to wait until August 2017 to continue the show. If "Hannibal" Season 4 will see the light of the day, Fuller wants to feature the 1988 novel of Thomas Harris titled "Silence of the Lambs."

However, he, too, is having a hard time to obtain the rights to adapt it to a television series from the producers of the 1991 movie led by Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. In a speaking engagement on Shock Waves podcast (via Indie Wire), Fuller stays positive that he could get the rights of making "Silence of the Lambs" as the theme of "Hannibal" Season 4.

"I think the film adaptation is a perfect film but there are a lot of interesting [details] to explore," he said. Fuller also promised that his take of the "Silence of the Lambs" won't feel like a remake but an original story for "Hannibal" Season 4. Meanwhile, ScreenCrush added that if his plans push through, he would make the new chapter a mini-series.

He is eyeing to make "Hannibal" Season 4 to have at least six to eight episodes and not to show it regularly. Also, Hugh Dancy, who plays the role of Will Graham, teased that the potential new chapter will take back its viewers to the first season in an very unpredictable manner.

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