NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ Canceled After Three Seasons

Hannibal Cancelled After 3 Seasons
Caroline Dhavernas as Alana Bloom, Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter, Gillian Anderson as Bedelia Du Maurier, Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, and Tao Okamoto as Chiyoh in ‘Hannibal’ (Photo by: Elisabeth Caren / NBC)

Bad news for fans of the critically acclaimed series Hannibal: NBC will not be picking up the show for a fourth season. The series has a hardcore fanbase however its numbers haven’t grown over season three (currently airing on Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT) and the network has decided to finish up this season and make the season finale the series finale.

Series creator Bryan Fuller graciously acknowledged the news of the cancellation. “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. 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.”

And the network’s official statement: “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.”

Season three stars Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Gillian Anderson, and Laurence Fishburne.

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