Looks like Dr. Hannibal Lecter is coming back once again, this time on Netflix.
If you are someone who loves watching sophisticated and fully functioning cannibals playing mind games with their victims and allies then there a good chance that you've watched Hannibal. On Tuesday, Netflix announced that they will be streaming all three seasons of this brilliant show from June 5 and we cannot be more thrilled right now. Regarded as one of the saddest TV cancellations, horror fans can now rejoice as the Bryan Fuller show is once again available for them the watch. The news was announced by See What's Next on Twitter.
They captioned their post writing, "All three seasons of @BryanFuller's bloody brilliant #Hannibal will be available on Netflix in The US starting June 5." The show was canceled just after three seasons and fans were left hanging about what happened to Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) after they were seen quite literally hanging from a cliff. Since then, Fuller has been keeping our hopes alive and keeps telling the fans that the show will make a comeback sometime in the future, but for the past 5 years, we haven't heard anything substantial about the show yet.
Hannibal is a psychological thriller developed by Bryan Fuller and it debuted in NBC back in April 2013. The series is based on Thomas Harris’ novels “Red Dragon,” “Hannibal” and “Hannibal Rising.” We have seen a lot of movies and TV series based on the character of Hannibal Lecter, the most notable being The Silence of the Lambs. Most of these movies have delved and explained what happened next after he was caught. But Hannibal as a TV series holds a special place in my heart because it delved deep into the subconscious of a cannibal in a way that is bound to keep you up at night.
When Anthony Hopkins played the role of the cannibalistic serial killer, he stole the show and rose to fame as one of the most diabolical villains in history. The popularity gave birth to the show by Bryan Fuller which told the story of Hannibal earlier in his career before his criminal habits became public knowledge. The series explored the relationship between Lecter and FBI investigator Will Graham, who seeks Lecter's help on a number of criminal cases.
During their tenure of working together, Graham becomes increasingly suspicious that Doctor Lecter is not the innocent man of knowledge he pretends to be. The show was critically acclaimed and critics praised it for its visual style and the performance of the lead actors. Even though it ended abruptly after the third season, the show had already developed a cult following and the news of its Netflix release is sure to bring a lot of joy to its fanbase.
If the fourth season does happen in the future, Fuller has mentioned his desire to cover the events of Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon in detail, and he will delve deeper into the tempestuous relationship between Will and Hannibal. As a fan of the series, I certainly hope there is a fourth season, but until then, I will make do with the re-runs of Hannibal on Netflix.
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