Q: I was interested to see that Alana has her own plaid tailored suit in season three. Is that a deliberate channelling of Hannibal for her? Can we expect her to become more of a force next season?
A: Absolutely. Absolutely. Chris Hargadon, our costume designer, and I sat down at the beginning of the season and one of the things that was important to me is that we see Alana in a new light. I felt like in season two that she was plotted in as the girlfriend and the leg of the triangle that connected to both Will and Hannibal, but she didn’t necessarily have her own story. That was something we were very conscious about needing to rectify this season. Part of her new aesthetic is seeing the influence of Hannibal on her life, and dressing her in gorgeous three-piece suits of her own style, giving a reflection of the impact Hannibal Lecter has had on her life and her own psychology. So that’s a very good catch, and exactly what we were trying to do.
– Bryan Fuller interviewed by Louisa Mellor in ‘Bryan Fuller interview: Hannibal season 3, Red Dragon, American Gods’ (Den of Geek, 29 May, 2015)