Mads Mikkelsen has been lobbying for a new season of Hannibal for a while now and this just increased when news arrived that all three seasons of the hit show were coming to Netflix in June. “Hannibal hits Netflix in June. Is Hannibal season 4 on the way?” Mikkelsen said on social media, stoking the Hannibal fandom. NBC had canceled the show in 2015 due to low ratings but creator Bryan Fuller had always intended for there to be a continuation to the story that currently stands at three seasons.
“We are all angry. We were pissed. It’s madness,” Mikkelsen told Express about the Hannibal cancellation in 2016. “And season four was actually the one we thought we’d definitely get. Seasons two and three were on the verge. We didn’t know whether Hannibal would be renewed. But by the time we got to season four, we thought it was a definite. We were very surprised at the decision.”
“[The future] all depends on Bryan [Fuller],” the actor added. “He is the key, the base, the heart. “We will wait and see what happens next in his career. But we all know that we can easily pick this up in two or three years, there are breaks in the stories. We could pick it up, say, four years later. If Bryan is up for it, we will all go for it.”