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More Than 100,000 People Sign Petition To Bring Back Hannibal

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More Than 100,000 People Sign Petition To Bring Back Hannibal

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to bring back Hannibal.

The grizzly TV series last aired on NBC back in 2015, after just three seasons of Mads Mikkelsen's take on the human-hungry Dr Lecter.

The series is a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs and explores the relationship between the titular cannibal and FBI special investigator Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy.

Those who missed it first time around have been able to dig into the show on Netflix, which has been streaming it in the UK until recently.

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It has led to the series gaining a new fanbase, and viewers have taken to signing an old petition demanding someone take Hannibal on and make more of them.

So far, more than 105,000 have signed the online form, which has a target of 150,000.

Its description simply says: "The fans want more Hannibal. Period."

Credit: Change.org
Credit: Change.org
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The fight has also been taken to Twitter, with fans urging studio bosses to take a punt on the thriller.

One passionate user said: "Please bring back Hannibal and we can all get more of the soulmates content."

Another echoed these sentiments, writing: "Why couldn't they just bring back Hannibal? It's what the people want!"

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While a third joked: "Bring back Hannibal before you need to use Disney's de-aging tech *wails*."

Well, according to the show's star, Mikkelsen, the recent revival of interest in the series has seen studio bosses discussing the possibility of its return.

Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the Danish actor said: "[Since the series] has found a new home on Netflix, the talks have been revitalised.

Credit: NBC
Credit: NBC
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"I don't think you'd find a member of the cast that is still alive that would say, 'No, thanks.' We all enjoyed it tremendously."

However, the Casino Royale star also revealed the cast had been confident it would be back for a fourth series years ago.

Asked if he believed there was 'unfinished business', Mikkelsen said: "Creative showrunners always have a way to end the season because no one knows if there's going to be a next one. So there was always that feeling of, 'Well, that was it'.

"Having said that, the third season, after that, we were pretty sure we're getting a fourth.

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"That was not the feeling after the first or the second. But the third [season], we were pretty sure."

Let's just hope the deal manages to get over the line.

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: Entertainment, NBC, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment, Netflix

Dominic Smithers
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