A good meal comes together at its own pace, but it really might be time to pick up ingredients for Hannibal’s return. Executive producers now confirm showrunner Bryan Fuller’s recent update on revival talks, as well that Silence of the Lambs might be in the mix.

Previously, Fuller told fans over Twitter that the requisite time had passed for Hannibal rights to revert to Martha De Laurentiis, who has since “started those conversations” toward a possible revival. De Laurentiis confirmed as much in her own Twitter post, snapping a photo with Fuller and a shorter-than-we-expected Mads Mikkelsen:

Not only that, but a subsequent Twitter response from Fuller also stated that while the process of a Hannibal revival would take years, negotiations would happen with two separate studios, perhaps alluding to Silence of the Lambs rights from MGM:

Fuller previously explained that at least part of his Season 4 plans would involve Katharine Isabelle’s Margot Verger:

‘There’s a whole storyline that I want to do with Katharine Isabelle’s character, Margot Verger, who now is the mother of the Verger heir and in control of the Verger meatpacking industry.’ Fuller says he wants Verger to be like a Joan Crawford at Pepsi, take-no-crap type of spokesperson. ‘I wanted her to humanize all the Verger meatpacking plants and turn them over to PETA-approved [authority]. That would definitely be marbled through the season, Margot Verger taking down the meat industry as a hot, powerful lesbian.’

Star Hugh Dancy once claimed Season 4 “took us back to the first season in a very unexpected way,” as well that any potential revival might have to wait four or five years. Dancy himself is busy with The Path, while Fuller has American Gods Season 2 to think about, to say nothing of Mikkelsen.

It’s still very early in the process, but will interest in a Hannibal revival last another few years?

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