'We have more stories' Mads Mikkelsen confirms Hannibal is likely to return
DESPITE the show's cancellation last year, Hannibal's Mads Mikkelsen hasn't written off the chilling drama series yet - hinting that it could be back "within the next two to three years".
Fans of the television adaptation of Thomas Harris' novels about psychopathic psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter were left outraged last year when broadcaster NBC unceremoniously axed the show after just three seasons.
Nonetheless, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Mikkelsen has revealed that the story is far from over - and that there is hope for a reboot yet. When asked whether the series still has the potential to be picked up by another network, the actor revealed that the ball is firmly in show creator Bryan Fuller's court.
"It all depends on Bryan. He is the key, the base, the heart," Mikkelsen said. "We will wait and see what happens next in his career. But we all know that we can easily pick this up in two or three years, there are breaks in the stories. We could pick it up, say, four years later. If Bryan is up for it, we will all go for it."
But will Fuller be up for it?
"He loved it. It was his baby. Let's wait and see," the 50-year-old actor teased, a knowing glint in his eye.