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Hannibal Gets the Axe from NBC

Just three episodes into its third season, NBC has announced they will be canceling Hannibal at the end of this season. All is not lost, however, as it has already been alluded that the producers will be shopping the series to other networks and streaming platforms and with the netwok’s permission.

The show made its return to the small screen June 4th. But three episodes into the current season, it hit an all time low, only bringing a grand total of 1.8 Million viewers for last Thursday’s episode.

Buzzfeed got the following quote from series executive producer Martha De Laurentiis: “NBC has been a wonderful home for three seasons of Hannibal, and we still have 10 mind-blowing episodes taking Hannibal and Will into uncharted terrain,” wrote De Laurentiis. “We believe that after they air, audiences’ hunger for the fourth chapter of this saga will be incredible, and are presently exploring other distribution options with our creative team and our partners at Gaumont Television.”

The series stars Mads Mikkelsen in the titular role, Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy, Gillian Anderson, and a bevy of other talented performers. Bryan Fuller serves as the show runner and executive producer for the NBC series. 

Official Hannibal series synopsis from IMDb: Hannibal explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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