Hollywood is currently addicted to the exploitation of pre-existing properties, and that obsession is generating a lot of inferior products that will be forgotten quickly. In the right hands, however, an IP can transfer from movies to television flawlessly and stand up in its own right. This happened with Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal, a prequel to the various movies focused around Anthony Hopkins’ cannibal creepazoid.
Hannibal, the TV series based of the acclaimed Silence of the Lambs book and subsequent film, was a very curious thing. On one hand, fans and critics praised its very dark tone, gruesome violence (or what would be allowed for a cable show), and its interesting look at the characters that made the Hannibal films so special. Yet, there wasn’t enough fans for NBC to continue it after its third season.
San Diego Comic Con is one of the biggest events on the calendar, and with it comes its trademark mix of comics, movies, TV, games, cosplay, toys, weirdness and much more. We’ve tried desperately to keep track of everything that went on and cherry pick out the best news from the show. Here’s our picks from the TV show present at SDCC.