Hannibal cancelled after three seasons
Hannibal has been cancelled by US channel NBC after three seasons on the air.
The show, which was based on the same Thomas Harris novels that brought forth The Silence Of The Lambs, was an in depth look at the complex relationship between cannibalistic killer Dr Hannibal Lecter and troubled profiler Will Graham
Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen starred as Lecter while Hugh Dancy played Will Graham, Gillian Anderson, Richard Armitage, Cynthia Nixon and Zachary Quinto also had key roles in the series at various points.
Speaking about the cancellation, showrunner Bryan Fuller said: "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."
He added that he was grateful for NBC noss Jen Salke's support, but also hinted that the show could find a life on another network, adding "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."
Producers The De Laurentiis Company also confirmed on Twitter that they would be looking to take the show elsewhere, writing:
We are exploring all other options. :) https://t.co/4ceai4pmZu— DeLaurentiis Co (@DeLaurentiisCo) June 23, 2015
Hannibal premiered in 2013 and will end its three season run later this year. Both of the show's first two series are available to order here in hmv's online store.