The year was 2013. Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Hannibal were all the rage in the shipping pits of social media, and Hugh Dancy, star of the latter, still can’t quite wrap his head around the number of people cheering for Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter to take their twisted relationship further.
The three-season-long NBC show premiered in 2013, bringing a wave of a newfound appreciation for its main characters — the cannibal Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), and the FBI special agent Will Graham (Dancy) — with it. The duo became a force to be reckoned with, quickly earning fans across the globe, who shared an overwhelming wish for Dr. Lecter and Will to get together once and for all. In a recent interview with Collider, Dancy looked back on his days while on set, and most of all, he recalled never expecting ‘Hannigram’ to become as big as it did.