To deal with population increases, Death is supplemented with a high tech computer system to save time and make things more efficient. Things seem to go well, until a world renowned computer hacker finds out during a near death experience.
Hannibal and Will’s reunion will be bittersweet, emphasis unexpectedly on sweet. “There’s a scene that is so touching, when they’re finally reunited and able to have a conversation. Mads and Hugh and their friendship are such amazing assets to the show, and you see all of that. It’s like ‘It’s really good to see you, but this is a terrible situation that we’re in, and you’re actually a terrible person, but I’ve found a way to forgive you in the way you forgive a shark for being a shark’.”
But even in Florence with Bedelia, Hannibal’s still pining for the one who got away. “In that first episode all about Bedelia and Hannibal, there’s just a hint of 'Wouldn’t this be better if it were me and Will Graham?’ in terms of Hannibal thinking that, and what he misses. Because Bedelia will always be Hannibal’s psychiatrist, she’ll never be necessarily as intimate and passionate in her relationship with Hannibal as Will and Hannibal are.”
We’ll get a little 007-style action in the early episodes. “I love Ridley Scott’s Hannibal, I just think it’s such a fun, gruesome movie that kind of harkens back to Hammer films, and it’s Hannibal as James Bond,” Fuller enthused. “There’s qualities of that that we wanted to bring to the first chapter of the third season, which is the Italy-based material.”
If you want to get a sense for how a fourth season of Hannibal would look, pay very close attention to the first seven episodes of season three. “It felt like a breath of fresh air not being in Quantico, and not having FBI scenes talking about the murder clues. It was so liberating that if we do get a fourth season, there’s going to be a lot more of that than there will be anything FBI-oriented. It will probably be our most serialised season thus far, and the first half of season three was really an experiment of 'does this work on our show?’ As an audience member and Fannibal, I loved it.”