NBC cancelled Hannibal nearly two weeks ago but the show’s production company, Gaumont International Television, is still trying to find a new home for the series so they can make a fourth season. It seems that pursuit may have just gotten a little harder.
Based on the Red Dragon novel by Thomas Harris, Hannibal revolves around the early relationship between FBI investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a forensic psychiatrist who becomes an infamous cannibalistic serial killer. Others in the cast of this thriller series include Laurence J. Fishburne III, Aaron Abrams, Caroline Dhavernas, Scott Thompson, Tao Okamoto, and Gillian Anderson.
According to Deadline, the contracts for Dancy and Mikkelsen have now expired which means that they are free and clear to accept other projects. If Gaumont is successful in finding a new home for Hannibal, new contracts will have to be worked out with the actors — if they’re still available. Word is that they both still love the show and would like to return if they can.
Fishburne has already been cast as author Alex Haley in the remake of Roots for A&E.
While he’s hopeful that Hannibal can continue, executive producer Bryan Fuller is already committed to another series called American Gods for Starz. If a new distributor could be found, they would presumably have to wait for him to become available.
While some have hoped that Netflix might save the show, it seems that’s not an option. There’s already a streaming deal in place with Amazon and it’s understood that that deal precludes deals with other streaming services.
If Hannibal has indeed been cancelled for good, Fuller says that the third season finale could serve as both a season and series finale.
What do you think? Do you like the Hannibal TV show? Would you watch a fourth season via Amazon’s video service? Or, should it stay cancelled?
Hannibal was one,of the best shows on television.
Sorry to say, Hannibal has strayed from a great Thriller to just plain sickening. and gory. Every week it just gets more convoluted. this guy, (Hannibal), just keeps killing and getting away with it. Some of his victims come back ( like zombies). are we expected to swallow this week after week? I think the ratings have told it’s demise correctly. Let it die a dignified death, not go on and on like ” the following” til people simply just make fun of it. ( for those that don’t know every week the FBI could not shoot to hit a… Read more »
Your retarded and not educated enough to understand it. Its a brilliant show.
the best tv show on tv . its just you have to use your brain and sadly well you know where i am going with this . but when a show last man on earth can be on its just sickening that a great show is failing fx please help
Please, please do NOT cancel Hannibal! It’s a very deep, well thought out show! Secretly, I think there are many women in love with Hannibal! Not because of his actions, but what an actor! He’s not only gorgeous, one seems inclined to root for him.
I think you’ll lose alot of audience, as I LOVE Thursday night, for Aquarius and Hannibal! Please, listen to public opinion. By the way, I’m 53.
Just read your comment Melanie & I agree! I am also a 53 year old woman! We must be Hannibal’s demographic sweet spot ! LOL