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Hannibal Star Mads Mikkelsen Drops Season Four Hint

Hannibal Star Mads Mikkelsen Drops Season Four Hint

Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen has got fans of the series all excited after hinting at the possibility of a fourth season.

It was announced earlier this week that all three seasons of the psychological horror-thriller would be coming to Netflix US on 5 June, and now Mikkelsen - who plays the titular cannibalistic serial killer - has teased a new season of the show.

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In a post on Instagram, the 54-year-old said: "Hannibal hits Netflix in June: Is Hannibal season 4 on the way?"

Clearly, this is far from confirmation, but it would be a bit of a d**k move to drop a hint like this for absolutely no reason, wouldn't it?

A new season is not beyond the realms of possibility either. The show was dropped by NBC in 2015, but the show's creator Bryan Fuller said this time last year that 'no one had given up' on a fourth season.

In a tweet, he said: "No one has given up! I've made it clear I want to do it, the cast wants to do it and Martha wants to do it. We just need a network or a streaming service that wants to do it, too. I don't feel there's a clock on it or an expiration date for the idea. We just need someone to bite."

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Well, as far as streaming services go, Netflix is the big daddy, and if the thriller does well on the platform then Fuller and the cast may well get the 'bite' they and the show's fans have been waiting for.

If you haven't seen the series - which is already available on Netflix in the UK, by the way - it is based on Thomas Harris's 1981 novel Red Dragon and explores the early relationship between the psychotic psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler.

A synopsis reads: "Will Graham is a special consultant with the FBI. He has a special gift whereby he can empathise with any individual and put himself in their shoes. This means he gets to help solve vicious murders, especially those involving serial killers, as he can profile the murderer - their method, motives and personality profile.

"For a particular case, the FBI also seek the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a highly-respected psychiatrist. Will and Hannibal hit it off, and Will becomes a patient of Hannibal. Little does he know or suspect that Hannibal might be the most wanted serial killer in the US."

The show has a 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 8.5 on IMDb, so sounds like it could be well worth checking out (if you're one of those people who enjoy being terrified for some reason).

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.