NBC has canceled its critically acclaimed, low rated drama Hannibal after 3 seasons. Last week’s episode earned a series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. As of now, the remaining episodes of season 3 are still on the schedule.
In a press statement, the network said, ““We have been tremendously proud of ‘Hannibal’ over its three seasons. Bryan and his team of writers and producers, as well as our incredible actors, have brought a visual palette of storytelling that has been second to none in all of television — broadcast or cable. We thank Gaumont and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have made ‘Hannibal’ an incredible experience for audiences around the world.”
Showrunner Bryan Fuller gave a shout out to the Cancellation Bear stating, ““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 Cancellation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers. 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.”
Hannibal was an international acquisition. If production continues, it is possible another U.S. network or streaming service could pick up the series.