Five years ago, the psychological drama Hannibal was cancelled by NBC, and it’s safe to say that since then, Fannibals have been craving all the content we can get. On July 11, the pop culture website Nerdist hosted an unforgettable Q&A reunion with the cast and some of the creative team behind Hannibal. The reunion included Hugh Dancy (Will Graham), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal Lecter), Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price), Katharine Isabelle (Margot Verger), Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom), Gillian Anderson (Bedelia Du Maurier), Hettienne Park (Beverly Katz), Raúl Esparza (Frederick Chilton), Kacey Rohl (Abigail Hobbs), creator Bryan Fuller, executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, food consultant Janice Poon, director/executive producer David Slade, and co-producer Loretta Ramos. Nerdist staff member Rosie Knight moderated the panel.
During the panel, the group reflected on Hannibal’s lasting impact, including the ever-loyal Fannibals and how the show has impacted them while it was airing and how it continues to do so several years later. They tell funny anecdotes about being on set, reflected on their characters (and joked about them), and praised the work of Janice Poon. Fuller also discussed representation within the series and conversations he’s had with LGBTQ+ Fannibals. And though season four is still not official, they talk about it with hope and excitement, and Fuller discusses his hopes for what another season would look like (even if it takes several more years to happen). You can read even more delightful moments from the reunion on Nerdist’s website.
Hannibal had a three season run on NBC from 2013-2015. It followed criminal profiler Will Graham and his early relationship with Dr. Hannibal Lecter as they helped the FBI profile and catch some of the most heinous serial killers — while Dr. Lecter continued to elude capture for his own murders. It is currently available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. If you haven’t yet sunk your teeth into this incredible series, read our article about why you should here.
You can watch the full panel in all its glory below.