It only took a couple of episodes, but NBC's "Hannibal" has rocketed its way to the top of this writer's must-see list. Bryan Fuller has created a unique, thrilling take on a classic set of characters, and the good news is that he's optimistic about doing more. The showrunner spoke with Zap2It about the positive outlook for a second season of the atmospheric series and who he hopes to bring on board.
While finding an audience has been difficult for the violent series, Fuller let on that network heads are eager for a sophomore season. "NBC are saying that they're very happy with where we are at so I hope that indicates towards a second season because I have a plan for Season 2 that I think would be very exciting," Fuller revealed. "I actually have story arcs through Season 7. I think seven seems about right."
The creator laid out the rough plan for his vision of the series, which would eventually lead to the introduction of Clarice Starling to assist in the hunt once Lecter's true face was revealed. "In the first season we have this weird bromance between Will and Hannibal, season two is the nasty break up and the third season would have a fugitive angle to it, the fourth season would be 'Red Dragon,' the fifth season would be in the realm of 'Silence Of The Lambs,' the sixth season would be 'Hannibal,'" Fuller says. "[Finally], in the seventh season it would be interesting to see Will Graham and a Clarice Starling type character come together for an adventure with their nemesis, Hannibal Lecter."
Should the second season get the greenlight, the creator has one bit of stunt-casting in mind that would be a can't-miss prospect. "I guess my dream casting for the show would be to cast David Bowie as Hannibal Lecter's uncle," Fuller said. "If we get a second season I will reach out and see if there is any interest."
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