Well, frankly, this sucks…
NBC has just announced that it has cancelled Bryan Fuller’s fantastic Hannibal, which will finish with the end of the currently airing Season 3 – this will bring it to September third.
THR say: “there may have been a rights issue at the center of the decision to end the series as Fuller had wanted to introduce Clarice Starling in season four, with the rights to the character previously portrayed by Jodie Foster said to be unavailable.”
In a statement, Fuller said: “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 Cancelation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers.
“[NBC Entertainment exec] 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.”
We at FTN are beyond upset by this as Fuller’s Hannibal was one of TV’s bravest, darkest and most challenging series in recent memory.
You will be missed, Hannibal.