Monday, June 22, 2015

NBC Cancels 'Hannibal' After 3 Seasons

NBC has just canceled its critically-acclaimed but low rated drama series Hannibal after three seasons. The show is three episodes into its third season, with the series finale expected to air in August. It will continue to debut new episodes Thursdays at 10.

"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 enforces," said series creator Bryan Fuller 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 also released their own statement, saying, "We have been tremendously proud of Hannibal over its three seasons. Bryan and his team of writers and producers, as well as the 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."

Adapted by Fuller from the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, the drama starred Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Gillian Anderson and Laurence Fishburne.