There have been a lot of celebrity photos and videos surfacing since the airing of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards last night on NBC. However, I don’t think any of them top this one of Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller alongside Clarise Starling herself, Jodie Foster. Bryan Fuller just recently posted the photo of the pair on Twitter, which has caused many, including us here at TVOvermind to call for a guest appearance from Foster on the NBC drama. I mean, it’s got to happen after this, right?
In case for some reason you have never seen The Silence of the Lambs, the fantastic 1991 film won the Oscar for Best Picture and earned Foster a Best Actress award and Anthony Hopkins the top prize for Best Supporting Actor. Silence of the Lambs, which is based on Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel of the same name, focuses on FBI trainee Clarise Starling’s pursuit of a serial killer known as “Buffalo Bill,” a search that Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) provides helpful information about. The film is highly regarded as the best adaptation of any of Harris’ books, although Hannibal is now giving it a run for its money.
Last month at Comic-Con, Bryan Fuller revealed his plan for season three and the potential season four of Hannibal. Fuller stated that the show’s third season would primarily focus on the events from the 1981 book Red Dragon and, if NBC were to renew Hannibal and MGM would allow it (they own the rights to the character of Clarise Starling), Silence of the Lambs would be the basis for season four.
Here’s Fuller’s full post from Twitter, and lets hope that Foster, who was nominated for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for Orange Is the New Black, can find sometime in her schedule to stop by Hannibal next season, if it’s just for a one-minute cameo.
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 26, 2014
Photo via Twitter