In the wake of a season finale that will have fans talking for months come, Bryan Fuller, the mastermind behind NBC’s “Hannibal,” spoke today with TV Guide (via ShockTillYouDrop.com), dropping a few details about the much-anticipated third season.
“Season three is going to be a lot of fun,” says Fuller, “because it’s going to be taking a lot of disparate elements from the novel ‘Hannibal Rising’ and the novel ‘Hannibal’ and mashing them up together as part of the thrust of the season. It’s going to be fun to bastardize two novels into one sort of Frankenstein season.”
Fuller goes on to promise that future episodes will follow the path of Thomas Harris’ books, although legalities still prevent the show from using elements of “The Silence of the Lambs.”
“My hope,” Fuller continues, “is that not only do we have a completely different Hannibal Lecter story in season three, but we will meet some of those great characters like Francis Dolarhyde and Lady Murasaki and weave them into the world in a unique way.”
While some fans will likely make use the show’s hiatus to give Harris’ books another glance, Fuller promises that, as always, the series will make enough changes to keep viewers surprised.
“The books won’t necessarily be in sequential order,” adds Fuller. “…I will brace everybody right now: We’re significantly changing the Hannibal origin story from Hannibal Rising.”
Check back for further details on the third season of “Hannibal” as they become available.