NBC’s Hannibal canceled after three seasons

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Update 3:16pm: 

According to Hollywood Reporter, sources have stated the decision to end the series was related to the rights for the character Clarice Starling were unavailable.


Original Article:

It looks like NBC has canceled Bryan Fuller’s acclaimed thriller Hannibal due to low ratings.

The show is currently in their third season and is slated to finish at the end of August.

Fuller made a statement to NBC:

“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. [NBC president] 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 released their own statement about the cancellation:

“We have been tremendously proud ofHannibal 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 madeHannibal an incredible experience for audiences around the world.”

We’ll miss you, Hannibal and Will Graham.

Source: TV Line

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