Hannibal is an oddity… it’s unmissable really but just doesn’t quite GRAB me like Dexter or Banshee does. That said, i’m happy to hear this…
NBC have confirmed that, despite fears that it was hanging in the balance, Hannibal has been renewed for a second thirteen episode season and all the principal cast – Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen and Laurence Fishburne – are set to return.
According to Darkhorizons: “The show has averaged a decent 4.7 million viewers and a 2.0/6 rating including seven days of DVR use, though its overnight ratings in the U.S. have been fairly dire (it’s a show that most don’t watch live).
That said, the show is proving very popular in high-income households, and has a median audience age of 45.7 – the youngest-skewing drama on three of the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC).
The production model of the show, made in conjunction with Gaumont International Television and Sony Pictures Television Networks, means the license fee for the network is only a fraction of the cost of that of dramas with similar movie quality production values.”
It will be interesting to see where the path to Silence of the Lambs goes next. Expect season 2 in 2014.