Hannibal escaped to France with Dr. Du Maurier; has she been in on this the whole time?
Fuller: The answers to exactly why Bedelia Du Maurier is on a plane to France with Hannibal Lecter [are] all part of the first episode of Season 3, which will essentially function as a new pilot for a new series because everything's different... if I had my druthers, [Gillian Anderson would] be a series regular in Season 3.
Is the point of view of next season more squarely about Hannibal?
Fuller: Season 3 is going to be a lot of fun because it's going to be taking a lot of disparate elements from the novel Hannibal Rising and the novel Hannibal and mashing them up together as part of the thrust of the season. It's going to be fun to bastardize two novels into one sort of Frankenstein season. I will brace everybody right now: We're significantly changing the Hannibal origin story from Hannibal Rising...
The books won't necessarily be in sequential order. We'll be hitting elements of each of them except Silence of the Lambs in the next season. My hope is that not only do we have a completely different Hannibal Lecter story in Season 3, but we will meet some of those great characters like Francis Dolarhyde and Lady Murasaki and weave them into the world in a unique way... The basic structure revolving around the FBI will be less prominent in Season 3 — at least for the first half of the season.
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