Editors rant: FCK! SON OF A BTCH STUPID DUMBASS C*CKSUCKING ARRRGGGHH!! this is why I loathe the general american audience today… Hannibal was one of the best series in terms of writing, directing and overall style of the last decade not to mention the ingenious way in which it internalized the source material and reinvented the characters and circumstances therein to create something wonderfully unique and yet true to its source. But I cannot fully blame the audience as most people unlike myself I had talked to had never ever read the novel RED DRAGON on which the series was based and had no knowledge of the character save the 1991 Silence of the Lambs.
But even still, it gets canceled while shows like teen mom 2, i did not know i was pregnant (again) Snooki and Jwoww and finding bigfoot season three (still looking) are renewed. ARRRGHH
Here is the official NBC statement, regarding the cancellation of Hannibal:
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 has issued his own statement on the matter:
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.