Is There Hope for ‘Hannibal?’ Bryan Fuller Thinks So

By June 23, 2015

Yesterday, news of the cancellation of NBC’s “Hannibal” sent social media into something of a tailspin. With outrages across the emotional spectrum, ranging from sad and disappointed to angry and outraged, it became clear that Hannibal” has a very passionate following, and that they don’t want to see the show come to an end. Apparently, the death of the show has a slim possibility of being short-lived.

According to sources at Deadline, “multiple outlets” have expressed an interest in picking up the Thomas Harris-inspired series for a fourth season after NBC has decided to pass on it. The one singled out for the most possibility in the rport is Amazon Instant Video, who have made quite a name for themselves recently as the hom of engaging, critically-acclaimed content, most notably for “Transparent” starring Jeffrey Tambor. The report also mentions the fact that “Hannibal” already has a streaming deal in place at Amazon, as the retail giant and NBC Universal have already given Amazon “exclusive rights to the existing three seasons of the show as part of a four-year, five-show deal.” The rport also mentions similar fortunes for NBC’s “Community,” which was picked up by Yahoo after the network gave it the axe.

This season, “Hannibal” is loosely adapting the novel it’s primarily based on, Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon. COmments from production personnel have said in the past that subsequent seasons would attempt to adapt the other novels, including The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, both of which feature the other primary franchise character, FBI agent Clarice Starling. Clarice was, of course, made famous by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme and featuring the debut of Sir Anthony Hopkins as Lecter.

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • David Johnson

    Well looks like I may have to add Amazon Prime to my streaming collection!!!!!