And here’s some bad news for the fans of the man who likes his people for dinner – literally.
NBC has officially canceled “Hannibal” today The show is currently airing its third (and therefore final) season.
Here’s the network’s 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.”
“Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller had this to say of his show’s demise:
“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 show had opened to lower ratings, and since the third season has been held for summer, rumors of it being the last season had been emerging. Now it’s official.