'Hannibal' showrunner: All options being explored
Hannibal is dead—at NBC. But what about … someplace else?
Showrunner Bryan Fuller and the show’s studio Gaumont International Television assure “all options” are being explored in the wake of the show’s cancellation earlier today. As Deadline points out, the outlet that seems to make the most sense is Amazon, which already has the exclusive streaming rights to Hannibal‘s three seasons.
NBC will finish airing the 10-episode third season on Thursday nights. Beyond that, a savior with great taste would presumably have to swoop in to rescue the critically acclaimed thriller. Despite the show’s lavish production values, Hannibal was actually quite a bargain for NBC, especially the current third season. Sources say the first year cost the network a license fee to Gaumont of only $750,000 per episode—which is lower than most network dramas due to the show’s unusual international production arrangement—and that NBC’s rate fell to a mere $185,000 per episode for the current third season.
Fuller previously told EW he had a “radical” story plan for a potential fourth season. The writer-producer took to Twitter to thank fans Monday: