Hannibal fans who are hungry for info on the show’s third season are in luck because showrunner Bryan Fuller has finally offered up some of the major plot points.
The third season will obviously focus on Will’s quest to find and capture Hannibal and his mission will start with the profiler “getting to the roots of what makes this cannibal who he is,” Fuller told TVLine. It’s expected that the plot points will be drawn from Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Rising origin story and this is in an effort to understand who Hannibal was prior to his interaction with any of the series’ characters.
Fuller also said that just because the FBI is hot on his trail, it won’t stop Lecter from killing.
“Oh, I don’t think he worries about such things,” Fuller said.
hat will focus on Will Graham’s quest to find and capture Dr. Lecter, a quest that will begin with Hugh Dancy’s addled profiler “getting to the roots of what makes this cannibal who he is.” Expect some plot points to be drawn from Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Rising origin story — or at least some ” impressions of who Hannibal was before [he began to interact with] any of [the show’s] characters,” Fuller adds. That said, just because the sociopath is out of the bag (so to speak), don’t expect Hannibal to press pause on his extrakillricular activities. “Oh, I don’t think he worries about such things,” Fuller says, with a laugh, when asked if our titular cannibal will put away his knives now that the FBI is openly pursuing him.