The grotesque murder drama ‘Hannibal’ has finally hit Netflix and might get renewed for season 4 on the platform. It deserved to always be there.
There are solid reasons to say that ‘Hannibal’ Season 4 is on its way. It may land on Netflix sooner than you imagine. A show lauded for its provocative and disturbing imagery is far different from shows that breathe on sensationalism. Scroll down to know how ‘Hannibal’ always deserved to be on Netflix rather than traditional TV, and why season 4 is in the offing.
- How ‘Hannibal’ is way different from its counterparts
- Finally, ‘Hannibal’ lands on Netflix, a platform it deserved the most
- Netflix considers rebooting ‘Hannibal’ for season 4.
How ‘Hannibal’ is way different from its counterparts
Back in 2012, Mandy Patinkin explained why he left ‘Criminal Minds’ after two seasons. “I never thought they were going to kill and rape all these women every night, every day, week after week, year after year”.
He further added, “It was very destructive to my soul and my personality”. Shows like the CBS hit drama ‘Criminal Minds’ feed on sensationalism. A procedural drama on a team of FBI criminal profilers, ‘Criminal Minds’ ran for 15 seasons on a potent blend of voyeurism and violence. While it was entertaining, like any content that serves sensational content, it disturbed the soul of its performers. Even audiences that were enjoying it were only looking for mindless, provocative content.
On all accounts, ‘Hannibal’ should also fall into that category. But, the three-season NBC drama series has much more to offer than ‘Criminal Minds’. Both the shows have a similar setting- FBI’s much-vaunted Behavioral Science Unit, or BSU—and a keen interest in serial killers.
But ‘Hannibal’s’ approach to these murders is quite different. From 2013 to 2015, it told a humanist tale of a sociopathic cannibaland examined the complicated relationship between FBI profiler/special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and serial killer Hannibal Lecter (Mikkelsen).
‘Hannibal’ holds humans in utmost contempt, viewing people as literal livestock to be led to slaughter. It could only run for three seasons because it was too much for traditional TV. ‘Hannibal’ wasn’t able to write a proper finale but having landed on Netflix, it seems like there are many more seasons to be crafted yet.
Finally, ‘Hannibal’ lands on Netflix, a platform it deserved the most
‘Hannibal’ has great content but TV is too small a medium to engulf the phenomenal performances and the real theme behind all the grotesque imagery. Traditional TV audiences could not handle the content ‘Hannibal’ was providing, so, the show was cancelled by NBC after three seasons.
In the words of Bryan Fuller, the showrunner of ‘Hannibal’, “Netflix has been incredibly complimentary to the show”. Netflix offers content for audiences who are looking for deeper themes and uncomfortable subjects. They want stories that disturb and unsettle them. ‘Hannibal’ has everything that Netflix wants its shows to offer. In fact, no other show on the platform defines what Netflix as much as ‘Hannibal’.
Read below to know if Netflix will take their journey forward by rebooting ‘Hannibal’ for season 4.
Finally, ‘Hannibal’ lands on Netflix, a platform it deserved the most.
Mads Mikkelsen, who plays Hannibal Lecter, announced that the series has hit Netflix and all three seasons are being streamed. He also hinted that season 4 of ‘Hannibal’ is coming soon.
When the series came to the streaming service this month,
Mikkelsen tweeted, “‘Hannibal’ hits Netflix in June: Is ‘Hannibal’ Season 4 on the way?”
Check the tweet here.
Netflix is an apt medium for the drama series ‘Hannibal’ to tell its story further, explore the relationship between Will and Hannibal for some more seasons. The blood-soaked embrace of the duo in the finale of the third season is unforgettable. We earnestly hope that Netflix reboots season 4 and gives ‘Hannibal’ the attention it deserves.
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