NBC has axed Hannibal after three low-rated seasons.
Series creator Bryan Fuller confirmed the show’s cancellation via statement:
“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.
Hinting at the prospect of a new home for Hannibal Season 4, he continued:
“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.”
In its own statement, NBC said:
“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 madeHannibal an incredible experience for audiences around the world.”
Stay tuned as we monitor Hannibal‘s revival prospects from the cancellation graveyard…