HANNIBAL Renewed by NBC for Season 3
Fannibals rejoice! Creator Bryan Fuller’s twisted, hypnotic drama series Hannibal will return for a third season, TV Line has confirmed. Though the show has a passionate fanbase and is a critical success, ratings for the horror drama have been incredibly low thanks to NBC burying the series on Friday nights. That said, it ranks as the youngest 10pm drama on ABC, CBS, or NBC, making its audience an important draw for advertisers. I just hope the network can find a better timeslot home for the show next year, since this whole Friday business makes little sense for this kind of series.
Mads Mikkelsen does excellent work week-to-week as the titular Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and the show stands as the most gorgeously shot (and visually driven) show currently on television. Hit the jump for more, including Fuller’s overall plan for the series.
Fuller has made no secret of the fact that he has the entire series loosely mapped out, and he’s previously confirmed that he intends to tackle the Red Dragon storyline in the fourth season, so here’s hoping the audience improves a tad next year. For now, though, Fannibals can rest easy knowing that Hugh Dancy’s twitchiness will grace our television screens for another year.