With Reporting by Josh Horowitz
"Hannibal" is homeless. The goriest show on NBC, and quite possibly the goriest show on television, was canceled late last month thanks to low ratings, its vast amount of critical acclaim no longer able to save it from becoming dinner for the Cancel Bear — or the Cancel Cannibal, as the case might be.
But that doesn't mean all hope is lost for fans of Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen's beautifully bloody game of cat and mouse. While some of the most fan-hyped options like Netflix and Amazon have apparently fallen through, "Hannibal" mastermind Bryan Fuller strongly believes the show can live on as a feature film. In fact, that's his preference.
"The way the finale of this season sets [things] up, we could do [a movie] quickly or we could wait a couple of year," Fuller told MTV News during an interview at San Diego Comic-Con. "It's kind of a great opportunity to leave the series on NBC, and if the door is still open for a feature, then let's jump on that train."
Fuller even has an idea for the film's story, which would have firm roots in the Thomas Harris source material "Hannibal" stems from.
"There's actually a section in one of the novels that was the basis for the arc of season four," he said. "That could be condensed into a shorter story and still be as powerful as a season. It's something that fans of the novels have clamored for, this story bit, and it hasn't been done in any of the adaptations."
What are the odds of a "Hannibal" movie coming to fruition? Your guess is as good as ours, but the fans are passionate, and so are the people responsible for the show. Passion goes a long way where globe-trotting cannibals are concerned.
In the meantime, binge-watch all of the first two seasons of "Hannibal," and catch up on season three, if you're looking to get into one of the most gloriously gory and weird shows on television. Viewer discretion advised, and don't eat before watching, obviously.