Yes, you read the title right. NBC has pulled the plug on the fan favorite Hannibal due to low ratings. After Season 3 wraps up, we will be saying goodbye to Dr. Lecter.
According to Bryan Fuller:
“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,” Fuller said in a statement. “[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.”
But don’t give up hope yet. Just because NBC has dropped Hannibal doesn’t mean it won’t get picked up elsewhere. With networks and streaming services like Netflix grabbing canceled shows right and left and breathing life back into them, there is always hope for the Stag.