In an interview with Collider at the Saturn Awards, the show’s creator Bryan Fuller indicated that a fourth season could be possible but we may have to wait until summer 2017 before we have an answer.
“August 2017 is when we can actually start talking about [other options],” Fuller said. “That’s when we would have to see what the rights are for the character and for the story and see who’s interested and how we get it done. I have the story, and the cast is excited for the story, so we’re ready to go if somebody wants to go.”
Fuller added, “The cast is game, I’m game. It’s just a matter of finding the right time where everybody’s schedules sync up, but I would love to continue to tell the story with Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen. They’re such a fantastic collaborators and one of the most satisfying actor-showrunner relationships I’ve ever had in this industry. So I would love to continue this story.”
At the moment Bryan Fuller is busy working on a series for Starz network called American Gods, which is based on book by Neil Gaiman. The cast includes Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall), Emily Browning (Suckerpunch), Ian McShane (Pirates of the Carribean, Game of Thrones), Peter Stormare (Prison Break), Ricky Whittle (The 100), Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) and Crispin Glover (Back To The Future).
American Gods is about Shadow, a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she’s been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same.
I sincerely hope that when the cast and crew finally sit down next summer to talk about the possibility of continuing on Hannibal that it will lead to a successful outcome. Until we get the good news next year, keep your fingers crossed.