Hannibal came to an end in the US this past weekend (don’t worry, we won’t drop any spoilers here if you’re watching from the UK), and while there aren’t currently any solid plans for a fourth season after the show’s cancellation, it’s certainly something which could happen.

Creator Bryan Fuller is currently hard at work on American Gods, but has teased plans to return to the show when he’s done there and even recently confirmed that they’ve been looking into getting the funding for a movie. Plenty of shows have returned, with everything from 24 to Heroes and The X-Files perfect examples of ones which have survived being cancelled sometimes years after they’ve left the screen. Where would Hannibal go next?

“The season 4 that we were going to tell is such a restart and reimagining that I still hope in some way that we get to tell a version of that, if not Silence of the Lambs itself, as a miniseries. I would love to return this cast to the big screen from whence they came, and Hannibal Lecter to the big screen, from whence he came. It seems perfectly symmetrical.”

Here’s where things do get a little spoilery, so turn away now if you’re not up to date!

“I am imagining a parallel structure of Hannibal in the institution, with a severely scarred Chilton, now having returned to his post, and juxtaposing that, back in the heyday of Hannibal as a psychiatrist, perhaps even earlier than we met him the first time, when he had Benjamin Raspail as a patient, and weave that story in and around the modern day Silence of the Lambs tale as we know it.” He then went on to reveal that the hope was to bring back Miriam Lass, while potentially casting Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Buffalo Bill.

As for Clarice Starling, he added: “Well, there’s a couple of ways to go. There’s the Ellen Page way, which I think would be fantastic and more kind of in line with the Clarice that we all know. But I know I would also like to explore who Clarice would be from a different racial background. There’s something about being poor and white in the South but there’s something else about being poor and black in the South, and I think it could be the necessary gateway into the character, to make Clarice as much our own signature character as we tried to make Will Graham.” Don’t forget to check out our Bryan Fuller interview by clicking here!