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Hugh Dancy REVEALS why NBC series 'Hannibal' may never return for a fourth season

'Maybe it’ll take one of us to say, I will absolutely never do a fourth season of 'Hannibal,' said Hugh Dancy
Hugh Dancy attends New York Arts Live & Bill T. Jones Anniversary Gala (Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
Hugh Dancy attends New York Arts Live & Bill T. Jones Anniversary Gala (Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'The Confession of a Shopaholic' actor, Hugh Dancy recently revealed that the fourth season of the famous psychological horror-thriller tv series, 'Hannibal' may never happen. 'Hannibal' which aired from 2013 to 2015 was a huge rave, however, by the end of the third season the channel announced that the series is getting cancelled. Eversince, the devoted fans of the series have been speculating if the series will ever make a comeback.

Although, the 47-year-old actor who starred alongside Mads Mikkelsen in the NBC thriller series is "up for it" if the opportunity presents itself, he doesn't have high hopes for it.  The show over the three years time had garnered a cult following and is considered by critics and audiences as one of the best series of the horror genre, and one of the greatest TV series of all time.


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In a recent interview with Collider, Hugh Dancy opened up about if the series could be brought back at all. Hugh admitted that he would absolutely be up to return for the show.

“We keep saying, when we get asked, ‘Oh, we’d love to do it,’ which is true,” he explained to the outlet. “Maybe it’ll take one of us to say, ‘I will absolutely never do a fourth season of Hannibal,’ but that would be a lie.”

Despite that, Hugh doesn’t think it will be brought back.

“I’m not exactly surprised because essentially, first and foremost, somebody has to write a fairly sizable check. I’m not talking about me being paid. I’m talking about the cost of making a season of television,” Hugh says. “For a while, it seemed like the streamers were gonna be everybody’s savior, in that respect, but now there’s been a cutoff there. There are shows that are watched by millions of people that don’t make it past a second season. So, I have no idea what that calculation is.”

The NBC series was based on characters and elements appearing in Thomas Harris' novels 'Red Dragon,' 'Hannibal,' and 'Hannibal Rising.' It mainly focused on the relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a forensic psychiatrist destined to become Graham's most cunning enemy and at the same time, the only person who can understand him.