Earlier this month, we reported that Season 3 of Hannibal will debut on NBC June 4. NBC revealed back in January that they were pushing the show to debut in the summer, instead of the spring like the first seasons, but it seems the extended wait will be well worth it. Series creator Bryan Fuller took to his Twitter account earlier this week to share a number of intriguing details about this upcoming season, along with the directors for four of the 13 episodes.
Bryan Fuller made all of these revelations after asking the fans on his Twitter page to vote for his earlier series Pushing Daisies in an online poll of which beloved but short-lived shows should come back. After Pushing Daisies beat out Firefly in the final round, Bryan Fuller started releasing Hannibal tidbits, first revealing that the Season 3 premiere, "Antipasto", "will take place over four different periods of time." Unfortunately, he would not elaborate on what time periods fans will see, or if these time jumps will take place throughout the season, or just in the premiere.
The series creator also revealed that director Vincenzo Natali (Splice) is directing the first three episodes of Season 3, "Antipasto", "Primavera" and "Secondo". The filmmaker previously directed the Season 2 episode "Naka-Choko". Bryan Fuller also shared that Neil Marshall (The Descent) is directing the eighth episode entitled "The Great Red Dragon", an episode he claims to be "the best horror movie of the century." This is Neil Marshall's first time working on Hannibal, but he has directed two of the most ambitious episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Blackwater" and "The Watchers on the Wall".
In addition to these details, Bryan Fuller has also shared concept art for the kimono worn by Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), a.k.a. The Tooth Fairy. There are still a few months left before the Season 3 premiere, so hopefully Bryan Fuller will keep dropping new details as we get closer to June 4. In the meantime, take a look at his tweets below, and stay tuned for more information.