Oh please, oh please bring it back!
We were devastated to learn that NBC had canceled the deadly drama that is Hannibal. But the show’s creator, Bryan Fuller, hasn’t given up hope!
He took to Twitter to start a social media campaign to save the show, by encouraging fans and followers to use the hashtag #SaveHannibal.
And it seems the producer could do just that!
He revealed that he’s been wheeling and dealing with popular streaming sites Netflix and Amazon to work out a way to get his show picked back up. But who could be the likely hero? He says:
“I know there have been discussions on a couple of fronts with Netflix and Amazon. But I believe our deal with Amazon precludes a Netflix component so I think Netflix, who has expressed interest and has expressed great enthusiasm for the show├óΓé¼┬ª I don’t think contractually with our Amazon contract, they can pick up the show.”
The deal he’s talking about is Amazon’s rights over the drama’s first three seasons.
But, before you get too excited, Bryan says they aren’t off the
cutting board chopping block just yet:
“All I know is that things are being discussed with venues to see how interested they actually are. I don’t know to what extent. Without an NBC component, it’s a little complicated. Even some of our international partners, because there’s no NBC component, will pass on a fourth season.”
However, the producer understands the power of social media, and feels the new hashtag could make or break a potential pickup.
“The fact that the fannibals have been so passionate about the show and so enthusiastic, it always helps. It may not be the thing that seals the deal, but it is an indicator of audience interest.”
He even has a famous fannibal on his side… Ryan Murphy! The Scream Queens creator Tweeted that he would love to see Hannibal rise from the ashes!
But what could we expect if the show survives network slaughter and returns for a fourth season? Bryan spills:
“I don’t know how much darker we can possibly go. The concept for the Season 4 arc is one that is inherently twisted, but also such a dynamic shift from where we were the first three seasons that there is also a broadening of the palette to include a lot more humor.”
We really hope someone saves this show! #SaveHannibal!