NBC has decided not to move forward with ‘Hannibal,’ the once popular addition to the network. The series is currently in its third season and a fourth season will not air on NBC next year.
Bryan Fuller talked about the network’s decision to cancel the series earlier today stating, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
Bryan Fuller served as creator of the series, which starred Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne and Hugh Dancy.
In a prepared statement NBC talked about the show, “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.” NBC added, “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.”