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'Hannibal' Canceled By NBC After Three Seasons

'Hannibal' Canceled By NBC After Three Seasons

Hannibal has been canceled by NBC after three seasons on the air.

The critically acclaimed series, starring Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, and Laurence Fishburne, served as a prequel to the movie The Silence of the Lambs.

“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,” executive producer Bryan Fuller said 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.”

Click inside to read the statement from NBC on the cancellation…

NBC 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.”

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