Hugh Dancy has landed a starring role on Hulu’s upcoming drama The Way, leaving Hannibal‘s slim revival hopes in tatters.
With the serial killer drama failing to find a new home since it’s demise at NBC, Dancy’s contract had expired, leaving him free to seek new projects.
Dancy joins Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan on The Way, which centers on family in a Scientology-like cult that’s helmed by the charismatic Cal Roberts (Dancy), who becomes entangled in a complicated relationship with two other members of his controversial unit — Sarah (Monaghan) and her conflicted hubby, Eddie (Paul).
Cal will battle personal demons and bold ambition as he strives to take the organization into its next generation.
The Way is slated to premiere in 2016.
Meanwhile, Hannibal looks set to end on an eternal cliffhanger, though there’s been talk of a movie continuation, while a ‘future’ Season 4 can’t be completely ruled out should the revival stars align.