DEADLINE: So is there a silver lining in this campaigning in public that could see Hannibal return to the big screen?
FULLER: Obviously there is something appealing about
seeing a full circle back to the big screen with this cast. So I can’t
deny that that would be the most awesome of results from this
NBC. At least for me, because it feels like a big-screen show in the
way we produce it and the way it is formalistically designed. And having
someone like David Slade direct a Hannibal film with Mads
Mikkelson and Hugh Dancy is incredibly exciting. But also in order to do
that I would have to condense a lot of story so once again with the Hannibal
mythos, as we’ve been exploring, a little bit more real estate gives us
the opportunity to be a little bit more funky in our narrative.
DEADLINE: With Hannibal feeling so
often like a cable series that ended up on broadcast TV, a streaming
service could offer some very funky, to use your word, opportunities to
reach further towards being a big-screen show.
FULLER: I do think that there is great benefit for Hannibal
to be on a streaming service in terms of the enthusiasm of the fanbase
and the accessibility that streaming services offer. It would open up an
immediacy to the show in a way that we haven’t had before. But I love
the idea of serving out to an audience course by course. So even if it
ends up on a streaming service it might be interesting to break it down
in a way that redefines streaming services.
DEADLINE: Like how?
FULLER: Well, like courses. So you get one or two
episodes and then a break. Then two or three more episodes and a break
and then another two or three more episodes and another break. Something
like that could shift the story into a broader act.
DEADLINE: Like mini-movies?
FULLER: Almost like a mini-movie trilogy. That could
be exciting as well. There’s an opportunity in whatever format we could
end up on to look at adapting the story telling of this series to
accommodate that service in a new way.