‘Hannibal’ writer Nick Antosca praises Bryan Fuller’s Season 4 plans

Bryan Fuller previously opened up about his plans for a fourth season of the low-rated but critically-acclaimed NBC series Hannibal, telling Collider in June: “August 2017 is when we can actually start talking about it. That”s when we would have to see what the rights are for the character and for the story, and see who”s interested and how we get it done. I have the story, and the cast is excited for the story, so we”re ready to go if somebody wants to go.”

While there are no details yet on what direction Fuller and his collaborators will take Hannibal for a fourth season — the busy showrunner currently has his hands full with duties on both American Gods and the upcoming Star Trek TV series — Nick Antosca, who wrote and co-produced a number of episodes over the series' three-season run, has been privy to these conversations. And he can assure you that Fuller's ideas for the prospective Season 4 are “brilliant.”

“I can't speak in detail, but I have heard conversations about what a fourth season would be,” Antosca told me while doing press for his forthcoming Syfy TV series Channel Zero. “And I know that Bryan has a very clear and kind of brilliant idea of what he would do on another season. I think that it depends on where he is with American Gods and Star Trek. But there is conversation about it.”

Speaking of Channel Zero, its creepypasta-inspired first season — subtitled “Candle Cove” — debuts October 11 on Syfy. Look out for my full interview with Antosca and director Craig Macneill in the next few days.