The cast of NBC's Hannibal
stopped by San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to reveal some details on season 3. If you recall, Hannibal
season 2 ended in a bloody showdown
So if you're ready for some Hannibal Season 3 spoilers Fannibals, keep reading.
Is Dr. Chilton Dead?
Nope! In a surprise appearance, Raul Esparza was welcomed on stage. Creator Bryan Fuller adds that he'll "be a big part of season 3."
If you recall, Chilton took a bullet to the face. If you're not eaten on Hannibal, you're not really dead. Esparza wasn't too worried that he'd be written off the show considering he'd read the books and knew Chilton survives past the point of season 2.
More Returning Characters
Eddie Izzard will also be back as Abel Gideon. Fuller is writing a flashback scene for Dr. Gideon. Remember, he was eaten so he won't be back for real.
Kacey Rohl (Abigail) will be back. Perhaps in Will's dreams.
Fuller is also introducing new characters from the novel next season (some who never appeared in the films). The Tooth Fairy (Francis Dolarhyde) will appear in episode eight. We'll also see Lady Murasaki.
Fuller confirmed that season 3 will start one year later. The reason? Fuller says it's to be "vague with who survived that bloody, bloody night... we wanted to land the characters in a place where they were active." It won't be until episode 4 that we find out what happened between the season 2 finale and what's led to season 3.
Heading to Italy
Fuller confirmed (mostly) that the show is heading to Italy for season 3 after a fan asked what the cuisine will be. His response, "Italian."
How Much of the FBI Will We See?
"The entire first half of the season is relatively FBI-light," says Fuller. The first season of Hannibal was very crime procedural but began to diverge. The second season was similar. Fuller adds, "You only see the FBI once in the first seven, because it's all about the pursuit of Hannibal." So does this mean less killing?
Can't wait for Hannibal season 3? They'll be releasing four volumes of music for season one and two. The first to be launched August 15.
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