On June 22, 2015, NBC ordered Hannibal to be canceled because of its low ratings. Prepare to be delighted by stories of European travels, friendships renewed, and culinary feasts as told by executive producer/creator Bryan Fuller, executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, and star Hugh Dancy.
“We thank Gaumont [International Television] and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have made “Hannibal” an incredible experience for audiences around the world”.
Sorry, Fannibals. Neither Amazon nor Netflix will be bringing “Hannibal” back from cancelation.
Netflix was already assumed to pass on Hannibal because of Amazon Prime’s exclusivity show for the series. We are still holding out hope especially for the latter, mostly because they seemed to enjoy having “Community” as a part of their family and this has a similar devoted following. Hannibal is based on the novel, Red Dragon, written by Thomas Harris.
From left, Mad Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham as Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Will Graham. As the lives of Will (Hugh Dancy), Jack (Laurence Fishburne, The Matrix, “CSI”) and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas, “Wonderfalls”, “The Pacific”) converge toward Hannibal again, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected ways, and nothing will ever be the same again. Hannibal averaged at about 1.98 million viewers a night, which was not enough for NBC to renew it.
So when “Hannibal” was cancelled by NBC after its third season, cries of ‘NETFLIX TO THE RESCUE’ were heard far and wide (including by us, you, and anyone with a Twitter account).
Hannibal will conclude on NBC with the 13th and final episode of Season Three, set to air on NBC and Sky Living in September.