Sadly, the current third season of the Bryan Fuller’s Silence of the Lambs prequel drama will be its last NBC announced on Monday. Much to the dismay of hundreds of super loyal fans, the series will not have a fourth season. Fans took to Twitter and Facebook to express their disappointment and hopefully convince other networks like Netflix and Hulu to take over.
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“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,” Fuller said in a statement.
In an official statement, NBC praised the show and creator Bryan Fuller. “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 [the production company] and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have made ‘Hannibal’ an incredible experience for audiences around the world.”
“‘Hannibal’ is finishing his last course at NBC’s table this summer,” Fuller added, “but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC.”
Hannibal was based on the book The Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and served as a prequel to the hit movie The Silence Of The Lambs that featured Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. It’s arguably the best, if not in the top three, television shows currently airing. It would be terribly sad to see it go. #SaveHannibal