NBC opts not to renew ‘Hannibal’ after 3 seasons; low ratings…

first_imgLOS ANGELES | NBC is bringing the curtain down on “Hannibal” at the end of its summer run.The network said Monday that the drama about a psychiatrist turned serial killer won’t return for a fourth year. The series was canceled because of poor ratings.“Hannibal” is based on a character portrayed in several Thomas Harris novels. Another Harris novel, “The Silence of the Lambs,” was the source of the 1991 movie that was followed by a 2001 sequel. This photo provided by NBC shows, Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter in the episode “Contorno,” during season 3 of the NBC television series, “Hannibal.” (Sophie Giraud/NBC via AP) In a statement, “Hannibal” executive producer Bryan Fuller credited NBC for keeping the series on the air despite its low ratings and dark subject matter.“Hannibal,” starring Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy, will finish out its current 10-episode run on Thursdays at 10 p.m. EDT.last_img read more