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‘Hannibal’ Star Hugh Dancy Explains Why Season 4 May Never Happen

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For its fans, Hannibal was a show that had everything going for it. However, even though the series has been canceled and fans have been burning and desperate to find out what happened next, the show’s leading man Hugh Dancy has just made a statement that may have cooled the excitement for Hannibal Season 4. Hugh Dancy, one of the stars of the show, recently spoke about this possibility in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Dancy explained to ET that, because Hannibal has such a devoted fanbase and is so complex, it would just be hard for new seasons to live up to their standards. “I think the show, for all of its fans, does have quite a few and has incredibly high standards. And I think if we were to do a fourth season and we had less attention or less appetite from people who watch the show, I don’t know how excited we would be to do that.

Who is in the cast?

  • Hugh Dancy as Will Graham
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
  • Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Alana Bloom
  • Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford
  • Scott Thompson as Jimmy Price
  • Aaron Abrams as Brian Zeller
  • Gillian Anderson as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
  • Hettienne Park as Beverly Katz
  • Kacey Rohl as Abigail Hobbs
  • Lara Jean Chorostecki as Freddie Lounds
  • Raúl Esparza as Dr. Frederick Chilton
  • Vladimir Jon Cubrt as Garret Jacob Hobbs
  • Katharine Isabelle as Margot Verger
  • Kalen Davidson as Stag Man
  • Eddie Izzard as Dr. Abel Gideon
  • Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde
  • Gina Torres as Bella Crawford
  • Rutina Wesley as Reba McClane

Release Date:

The first season of the series was released on April 4, 2013, and ended with 3 seasons on August 29, 2015.

About the series?

“Hannibal” is a psychological horror/thriller series that takes place in and around the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit. From things like murders to murders gone wrong, “Hannibal” examines a range of human emotions from both sides of the law. Viewers witness Hannibal Lecter’s actions as he goes about his work and what effects it has on those around him. As Hannibal, Mads Mikkelsen lives almost entirely through Will Graham’s eyes. As the series unfolds, viewers begin to understand that the two men share a profound connection, one that Graham is still trying to decode even as he is ensnared by Lecter.  The show was created by Bryan Fuller and stars Hugh Dancy as Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, Mads Mikkelsen as a novelist who assists Graham with his cases, and Caroline Dhavernas as Detective Alana Bloom.

Why did the series get canceled?

On June 22, 2015, NBC announced that it would not be renewing “Hannibal” for a fourth season. The news came as a shock to fans since the series had continued to grow in both popularity and critical acclaim. The news was especially disappointing for Fuller, who thought that the show would be able to get a fourth season due to its escalating acclaim, ordering an additional eight episodes for Season 3. “I never, ever thought in my wildest imagination that we’d ever get canceled,” Fuller said in June 2016. 

What makes this series interesting?

“Hannibal” is a psychological horror series that is described as “Frenetic, full-throttle cinematic horror that’s been raining down on pop culture for more than a decade. It’s a complicated show to describe, and it takes some getting used to.” Anderson Cooper calls “Hannibal” the most disturbing television series he has ever seen. it engages with very graphic violence. It’s also an unlikely pairing of a feature film and TV series since it’s a long-form adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel of the same name. 

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Who can watch this series? 

The intended audience is adults. The most common age rating for this series is TV-MA. The series consists of graphic violence, disturbing crime scenes, and some sexual content. This show is recommended for viewers who are mature and have an interest in these themes.

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