Just three episodes into the third season of “Hannibal,” NBC has announced that they’ve cancelled the series.
“NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared, and kept us on the air for three seasons despite Cancellation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers,” executive producer Bryan Fuller said in a statement. “Jen Salke and her team have been fantastic partners and creatively supportive beyond measure. ‘Hannibal’ is finishing his last course at NBC’s table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC.”
NBC added: “We have been tremendously proud of ‘Hannibal’ over its three seasons. Bryan and his team of writers and producers, as well as our incredible actors, have brought a visual palette of storytelling that has been second to none in all of television — broadcast or cable. We thank Gaumont and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have made ‘Hannibal’ an incredible experience for audiences around the world.”
Based on the characters from Thomas’ Harris novel “Red Dragon,” the series stars Mads Mikkelsen as the title serial killer with Hugh Dancy as FBI profiler Will Graham. The series also stars Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park, Laurence Fishburne, Scott Thompson, Dan Fogler, Gillian Anderson and guest arcs by Eddie Izzard, Michael Pitt, and upcoming Richard Armitage.