Staff Writera very generous man. Earlier today he revealed to Deadline the general direction of the new season of Hannibal, as well as who is making a surprise return to the series. Fuller also commented that he is fairly generous when it comes to spoilers and will be talking very openly about the show's 3rd season. If last year’s Hannibal panel is any indication, then fans know just how much Fuller is willing to reveal about the new season. The series creator also teased that there will be a surprise guest on the panel, one whose, “life was in the balance earlier in Season 2, someone from episode seven who got shot in the face and was presumed dead.” It goes without saying that that actor is Raul Esparza, who portrayed fan-favorite sassy yet shady psychiatrist Dr. Fredrick Chilton. Fans went into a deep depression when Esparza’s character was supposedly axed. Now we all can breathe a deep sigh of relief. Fuller also revealed which new character will be showing up in exactly what episode: “In the second episode, we introduce Commander Apache, who was played by Giancarlo Giannini in the Ridley Scott film, in episode 3, we introduce Lady Murasaki and in episode 4, we introduce Cordell.” Fuller also adds that fans of the books should be on the lookout for tiny homages that come straight from the page. Fuller has also stated that the 3rd season will essentially be split into two. He revealed to Deadline that the “first half of the season will have its finale that reaches a climax and wraps up that story in a great way, and then we start a new story, and then that will have its own climax at the end of the season,” So in actuality it will be, “Two separate stories that’ll have two finales, so you get two seasons for the price of one.” Fuller also addressed Hannibal’s Emmy snub that had Fannibals shaking their fists in fury. Admitting disappointment towards the lack of Emmy love, Fuller stated, “It’s always disappointing because you work very hard with amazing crafted people who are doing exemplary work. I’m biased, I think our cast and our people are brilliant, and I was disappointed that they weren’t recognized.” Despite expressing extreme disappointment, Fuller, the upbeat person that he is, commended other nominated series and expressed hope in being nominated next year. I, personally, hope that the series gets the recognition it deserves. Stay tuned for more SDCC Hannibal coverage! Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!