"I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say Hannibal is TV’s most beautiful current show, and it becomes all the more incredible when you consider just how cheaply the show is shot. But the central beauty of it, to me, is about this vulnerable, emotional relationship between a damaged man and a devil who would be his protector. Will wants to return to his home, yet Hannibal is actively building him new ones to lose himself in. The latter portions of the season sickened me, not because of the gore, but because Will was caught in a trap and he hadn’t yet realized it. These men are the same. They are not the same. They are both and neither, everything and nothing. Hannibal itself brilliantly splits the difference."
"I’m not so good at computers and stuff, but I do believe we have a group of fans of Hannibal that call themselves “fannibals,” about 700,000 people. I don’t think you see that in films because this [is] on every week and fans start communicating about the show. There’s a whole life in there that I don’t understand because I can’t even open a computer. With a film, it’s, you saw it, you can bring it back home and think about it or not. But with TV, if you get hooked on it, it seems to become a lifestyle. It’s a world I had no idea existed. I think it’s fascinating, and we have to be grateful because these are the people who watch our show."