Apparently it’s time for me to, once again, check in with the “Cannibal Crew” i.e. my bros over in ‘Hannibal’ production. Listen, this wouldn’t be necessary if they weren’t like the baby, murder-obsessed lambs I never had as a child, okay?! *sigh* Anyhoo, wanna see what I’ve got in my goodie bag?! Just let me light the candles of my Bryan Fuller shrine first, to set the mooooooooooood.
Flower crowns continue to take over while most of us rend our shirts in passion because, seriously, WE ARE FRAGILE BEINGS:
photos via @BryanFuller
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Mads Mikkelsen set many a metalhead’s loins afire (as if he has to try anyway). *I personally find that frozen peas in my crotch work fairly well and recommend it to everyone similarly afflicted. Cold that contours, ftw.*:
Exceptional “Fannibal” art is STILL churning out with commendable regularity:
photo via @teamteaseit (Shannon Law)
photo via @Haldthin (Iris)
The official ‘Hannibal’ Twitter reminded us of what’s important:
Charlie, the office mascot, received a Wendigo-approved makeover, like a boss:
(And can we talk about how fucking awesome it is that they have an official office mascot?! Look at how stoic he is for his glamor shot! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhgeih;edhiaeo;gyiao;giao;giwO:gae <– my feels)
Bryan’s flawless taste looks like it’ll land Diva Julia in intensive care so, I’m getting a hold of an oxygen tank, just in case.
referencing this shot:
And another clip of the gag reel was released! Anyone else for a buddy reality show starring Laurence Fishburne and Hugh Dancy? Just sayin’, I’d be so down for it.
By the way, heads up that you can pre-order your Hannibal – Season 1 DVDs at Amazon.com with all the extras now! Don’t ask if I’ve already done so when you know damned well what I’ll tell you. Get to it and make momma proud!
I don’t know what you’ve been up to this week but I’ve been spending it wishing I could find Bryan Fuller and love him down because his cast and crew are so damned amazing. Let’s go into the how of that, shall we?
Earlier this week, as you can probably guess, Hannibal went into production for Season 2 up in Toronto. Fuck yeah! *fist pump* This realization may have given me a fit of vapors. What can I say, at least you know you can count on me for these sorts of things! By the by, I hear whispers on the wind i.e. Tumblr that fan gifts will be arriving to the Toronto location directly. Fannibals. Gotta love ’em! And our liege, Bryan, certainly does. In celebration of this momentous occasion, he’s started a mini-project of his own: “Fannibal Gratitude”, in which Bryan bestows flower crowns on any and all Hannibal peeps in thanks for our help in making Season 2 a reality. Then, because he knows the true purpose of the internet, other than porn, he tweets the proof. Added to this are Production team Martha and Dino De Laurentiis teasing us into a frenzy, along with whomever the gorgeous soul is that runs the official Hannibal twitter/tumblr accounts, providing us with endlessly witty tags; I see you too, boo. I mean…c’mon.
THIS MAN. THIS CREW. THIS SHOW. Seriously?! I’ve had less intense (read: satisfying) romantic relationships than the one I have with this show but, you know what? I ain’t mad!
Every TV show has to love their fan base. If for no other reason than because they’re the only way a show will survive. But the Hannibal camp is obviously something altogether different. And this is fitting seeing as how this particular fan base is something altogether different as well. All of this back and forth between the creators and the fans, stemming from the very inception of the show, has created this beautifully synergistic relationship where boundaries are maintained yet interaction between the two factions continues to be both encouraged and enjoyed. Simply put? We bask in each other’s awesome.
Photo: @neoprod (Martha De Laurentiis)
I’ve truly never seen anything like this and, if I have, it’s never been to such a degree where everyone notices i.e. people on the outside looking in at what’s happening. Producers/Directors/Writers/Actors/etc. taking an active role in directly responding to fan questions, giving unexpected “fan service” without straying from the nature of the show, displaying legitimate appreciation for their (fan) fervency and all that it’s wrought?THAT’Sdoing it right. THAT’S ensuring that we feel valued and will keep coming back for more. THAT’Smaking us pay more attention than most television viewers would during a hiatus, effectively continuing to spread the word and remain in the forefront of our collective consciousness. For our dedication, fans are being gifted with the sense of going through production with the crew. WHO ELSE DOES THIS?!
Photo: @neoprod (Martha De Laurentiis)
I’m not sure if our luck is due to all the key players having been in the entertainment industry as long as they have, or if it’s more to do with the types of people who’d so wonderfully bring this literary world to life. I’m veering more towards the latter though. They’ve been around the block more than a few times, but every single person involved in the creation of this show seems overtly, strikingly passionate about it more so than one would expect. They just get it. So, in thanks to THEIR thanks…Thanks!