What Are the Actual Chances of Mads Mikkelsen Returning to Hannibal?

What Are the Actual Chances of Mads Mikkelsen Returning to Hannibal?
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Is a Hannibal revival on the horizon? Mads Mikkelsen gives an exclusive scoop.

In the world of psychological horror thrillers, one name stands out: Hannibal. Based on Thomas Harris' novels, the series delved into the dark and twisted mind of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, portrayed with mesmerizing brilliance by Mads Mikkelsen. In fact, Mikkelsen's performance was so exceptional that fans couldn't help but request more episodes with the actor to this day. But what are the actual chances of him returning to the role that made him an icon?

Mads Mikkelsen, a Danish actor known for depicting our favorite villains on the big screen, brought a fresh and thrilling take to Hannibal Lecter. The show, which aired from 2013 to 2015, focused on the relationship between Hannibal and FBI profiler Will Graham.

Mikkelsen's portrayal received widespread acclaim and garnered a dedicated fanbase. Despite the tricky task of stepping into the shoes of Anthony Hopkins, who previously portrayed the character, the actor managed to surpass all expectations. In fact, he even won the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television.

But how likely is Mikkelsen to reprise the role? Well, the actor hasn't confirmed anything concrete, but he has given fans a small glimmer of hope.

In a short red-carpet interview with Deadline, he mentioned that there's always a chance for a revival of the series. According to Mikkelsen, the key is to find a suitable home for the show, indicating that the ball is in the court of potential networks or streaming platforms.

Hugh Dancy, who portrayed Will Graham on the show, also expressed optimism about a potential revival. In a TVLine interview back in 2017, he mentioned that it might take another 'four or five years' for it to happen but that he believes 'everyone is willing.'

Dancy's statement, coupled with Mikkelsen's openness to returning, understandably sparked anticipation among fans. Though nothing is set in stone, it's clear that not all hope is lost. With the willingness of the cast and the enduring passion of fans, it's entirely possible that we may witness the return of Dr. Hannibal Lecter – perhaps even sooner than we think.

Source: TVLine.