It's been over a year since Bryan Fuller's brilliant Hannibal, the critically acclaimed TV adaption of Thomas Harris' Hannibal Lecter novels, ended. But the showrunner has continued to express hopes that show might continue in some form, and talking to blumhouse.com this week, he has expressed interest in adapting Silence Of The Lambs next.
“I think the film adaptation is a perfect film, but there are a lot of interesting nooks and crannies to explore in a television series. I hope we get to tell the story.” - blumhouse.com
It will take some time due to Fuller's involvement in American Gods (which forced him to drop out of Star Trek Discovery), not to mention the busy schedules of Hannibal stars Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy. Most significantly, Fuller did not have the rights to Silence Of The Lambs and the character of Clarice Starling when working on Hannibal and a planned fourth season would have gone in a different direction first.
Fuller of course adapted the Red Dragon storyline for the latter half of the third and final season with Richard Amitage playing the infamous Tooth Fairy Francis Dolarhyde. You can check out our review of the finale here.
“Ideally for the cast, it would be as a miniseries, here and there. Let’s do 6 to 8 episodes of that, and 6 to 8 episodes over here. And do it as an irregular thing.” Now we just need to find the perfect Clarice Starling…” - blumhouse.com