Hannibal Season 4 Release Date: Is it returning after a 6 years hiatus?

If you are too a “FANNIBAL” just like us and are anticipating the release of Hannibal Season 4, then you are in the right place. And for the people who have been living under a rock and do not know what Hannibal is let us give you an introduction for the same.

Hannibal is crime drama-thriller TV series that goes by the genre of psychological thriller, horror, and crime drama. It is an adaptation of the books Red dragon(1981), Hannibal (1999), and Hannibal rising (2006) all written by Thomas Harris. The serialization is done by Bryan Fuller.

It has broadcasted 3 seasons while leaving fans eagerly waiting for an official announcement for the release of Hannibal Season 4. The first season premiered on the 4th of April, 2013, and the final episode of season 3 aired on August 27, 2015. The episodes have a runtime of approx. 43 minutes. The whole series has been shot predominantly in Toronto, Ontario, Canada while some shots were taken in Florence and Italy.

Hannibal Season 4

The Storyline of the series so far

One of the leads, Will Graham is shown as a criminal profilist and is working for an FBI agent. He has been bestowed with an ability to visualize what would have happened at the time of the crime scene. Until now everything might seem perfect as he is in a job that he can easily ace but things are not that simple as Graham has been dealing with some psychological problems and social anxiety.

After the occurrence of a series of events that led to the missing of girls, Jack Crawford, head of the agency recruits Will to investigate the serial killer in Minnesota. He has been put under the supervision of Dr. Hannibal Lecter and he is the one who is the killer and a cannibal. By profession, he is a psychiatrist who works with the FBI and manipulates the agency from within. The story revolves around these characters and the events that with time become more thrilling and gripping to watch.

Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham

Will Lecter and Graham be back from the dead?

The bond between the two leads is what has catered to the audience more and this is probably one of the reasons that made the viewers demand yet another season. The two shared a love-and-hate relationship. Hannibal grows to become Will’s most guileful enemy but at the same time, he is intrigued by the way Will is able to emphasize with the psychotic murderers. This enables the formation of a bond between the two. So here we get to see a serial killer and a man who could potentially be turned into a killer if manipulated.

In the finale episode of the third season, Will is seen attacked by Dolarhyde, the antagonist. Following this Will is shown pulling him and Lecter off the cliff. This brings the series to the end. However, in the post-credit scenes, a lavish table with three chairs is put to notice, leaving fans speculating for another season. The season 3 ending left everyone on a cliffhanger and hence the fans are eagerly waiting for the announcement of Hannibal Season 4.

Everything we know about the potential release of Hannibal 4

The show has received a lot of accolades from the audience as well as critics. The actors have been praised for their acting, and the cinematography have had left people talking about it.

On the front of awards and nominations, it has been a massive hit placing itself into a lot of nominations and winning many awards including Best Network TV series.

If looking at the gap between the three seasons, the makers have not made the audience wait for too long as is the case with this season. Season -1 was released in 2013 season 2 was released in 2014 and likewise, season 3 was broadcasted in 2015. This somewhere becomes a reason to lose hope that there might be a Hannibal Season 4.

According to some reports the makers have claimed that declined viewership was the reason for the cancellation of its fourth installment. While the actors are reportedly ready to sign the contract and work for the next season.  Another claim is that Fuller went on to talk with major OTT platforms like Prime Video and Netflix for the renewal. Well, these are mere rumors and only the announcement from the officials can fully be relied on.

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Is Hannibal getting renewed for another season?

Number one is because of its adaptation, very few adaptations have the capability to present such beautifully and Hannibal has done its job correctly from acting to soundtrack everything aligned perfectly.

It has even recieved much viewership from OTT platforms and had never slowed down leaving fans hooked till the very end. If looked at Google trends, there were peak times when viewers were considerably high in numbers for all three seasons. The series was under search during the lockdown period as well.

Another major reason to hope for a comeback is from Mad Mikkelson’s (Hannibal) side only. In the Happy Sad Confused podcast, he said that the show has found a new home on Netflix and that there could be chances that the series can be renewed in the form of Hannibal Season 4.

Well if that happens nobody could be happier than us Fannibals.

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Soubick Das

A die-hard fan of anime and TV shows. I've been captivated by the vivid storytelling and diverse characters that both mediums have to offer since my early years, and my enthusiasm has only grown stronger over time.

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