of Deadliest Fiction
NBC has announced they are killing off the series Hannibal
after three seasons.
In a statement, NBC said:
“We have been tremendously proud of Hannibal over its three seasons. [Showrunner Bryan Fuller] 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.”
Fuller has also released a statement about 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.”
The network will air all of the episodes of the current season, which airs each Thursday at 10 p.m. Though Hannibal
has teetered on the edge of cancellation before, the series recently returned to the network with dismal ratings.
Fans will be pleased to hear, however, that the season will end with a finale that can close either the series or the season, and Fuller has a good plan for a potential season four, assuming the series is picked up by another network.