Shocking news comes today as NBC announces that it has cancelled ‘Hannibal’. The series will finish out it’s third season and conclude Sept 3. Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that there may be a rights issue involved in the decision. Showrunner Bryan Fuller had planned to introduce the character Clarice Starling, as portrayed by Jodie Foster in ‘Silence of the Lambs’, in the fourth season, however the rights to the character are rumored to be unavailable.
Fuller said in a 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 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.”
Here at Horror New Network we have highly enjoyed the series are are quite sad to see it go. However, we have hopes that another, better venue, such as NetFlix, will pick it up and allow it the creative freedom that network TV simply does not permit. In the meantime, we will continue our weekly wrap ups. Keep your heads up Fannibals! I do not believe this is the end for our ‘Hannibal’!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter