Bryan Fuller Discusses What Is in Store for Season 3 of Hannibal Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.29.2014
They still do not have certain character rights…
ShockTillYouDrop.com recently interviewed Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller on the upcoming third season. Below are some highlights.
Fuller on if we could see Dolarhyde and Mason Verger and characters from the Hannibal and Hannibal Rising books all in one episode: "Absolutely, absolutely, and we will. We'll definitely be seeing Murasaki. We're hoping to see Mason Verger again this season. We are developing the Francis Dolarhyde story so that's a very exciting thing for me because Red Dragon is my introduction into the Thomas Harris world."
Fuller on if they are allowed to change the timeline of events, if other events happen during the Dolarhyde era of the books: "Absolutely. We sort of have carte blanche in what we interpret and how we re-imagine it. We see ourselves as Thomas Harris mashup DJs and are able to basically spin tracks from different books with vocals from other books, so that's the exciting thing about the show."
Are Buffalo Bill and Clarice Starling still off limits: "For now, we have to try to secure those rights."
On why we did not see Mason Verger's mangled face in season two: "It was one of those things where with the trials of doing a television show, we were worried about the time and being able to pull it off. Also, I thought it was cool to save that for season three."
Fuller on Mason's sister becoming a bodybuilder by the time of Hannibal: "Yes, yes, what's interesting about the Margot Verger character in the book, as a fan of the literature, I was kind of perplexed because it was a very bizarre interpretation of a woman's homosexuality as a result of severe psychological trauma. So, in the process of doing the show and creating that arc, we've de-sexualized the relationship. Essentially in the literature, he raped her from the age of four into adulthood and I didn't want to tell that story because I felt like it was so bleak that I didn't know how to find Mason Verger likable."
On if the show will have to change the flaming wheelchair moment for Dolarhyde since it was already used in season 2: "Not necessarily. It might be Hannibal Lecter giving him the idea on how this woman who faked her death deserves to go out. That's kind of the exciting part of when we get to that story."
Fuller on if they have a vault of clever murders to draw from for the show: "There are a few. There are writing staffs present and past who are frequently pulling up images and saying, "You have to do this one. You have to do this one." It's pretty fertile imaginations that we have at our disposal."