TV News: The Silence of the Mads - Hannibal Revival Talks Underway

After only three seasons on the air, NBC pulled the plug on the televised tale of our favorite cannibal, Hannibal Lecter. The character had been the subject matter of numerous films then a prequel movie that tried to tell his somewhat twisted origin tale but failed to live up to the same creative heights as the original Silence of the Lambs. Bringing Hannibal to the smaller screen proved to be a worthwhile effort that stained viewers with some of the most diabolical and violent imagery to ever make its way to a mainstream outlet. However, viewership hit a lull meaning that the killer would have a short shelf life via NBC. 

Now, several years later, talks have begun to bring Mads Mikkelsen's version of Hannibal back to the screen. Creator Bryan Fuller says they're not exactly sure where he might head next, but NBC is not the definitive answer. The original plan was to have the show run for seven seasons with four through the finale telling the stories of Harris' last two books, The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal

At long last, fans and followers might start getting what they were hoping for. A delicious feast of human flesh delicately eaten by our favorite villain.