EntertainmentMads Mikkelsen fights for 'Hannibal' resurrection, alongside Bryan Fuller, despite platform struggles

Mads Mikkelsen fights for 'Hannibal' resurrection, alongside Bryan Fuller, despite platform struggles

Mads Mikkelsen played Hannibal Lecter in the years 2013-2015.
Mads Mikkelsen played Hannibal Lecter in the years 2013-2015.
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10:54 AM EST, February 4, 2024, updated: 4:20 AM EST, March 7, 2024

"Hannibal" first premiered on NBC in 2013. The series depicts a uniquely odd relationship between Will Graham, an FBI consultant with extraordinary analytical abilities, and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who eventually becomes his advisor in investigations. Unbeknownst to Graham, Lecter is, in fact, a serial killer.

Mads Mikkelsen successfully brought Lecter's character to life. "Hannibal" continued for two more seasons. Despite receiving rave reviews for its poetic and gruesome narrative components, the viewership steadily declined with each episode. Consequently, in 2015, it was decided to discontinue the series. Regardless, Mikkelsen and Bryan Fuller, the creator of "Hannibal," have since frequently expressed their desire to produce more seasons.

Some concrete evidence of this came from Mikkelsen's most recent interview. - "Everyone in the cast, including Bryan, wants to return. It needs to occur sooner rather than later, as we're not getting any younger. But it's perfectly fine to skip ahead in the story time-wise. The real struggle lies in finding a platform for it. At present, nothing is materializing. Who knows why? We love this show, and evidently, many other people do too," - the actor said.

Mads Mikkelsen's upcoming roles

The Danish star recently reunited with Fuller, a move bound to please the admired followers of both. Mikkelsen lands a role in an upcoming horror film, "Dust Bunny", a new venture from the creator of "Hannibal." He will play a character solicited by an eight-year-old girl to exterminate a monster lurking under her bed. Veteran actress Sigourney Weaver is also rumored to star in this movie.

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