Well it took a while, But NBC has finally made a decision on Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal… and it’s a good one. The grisly-yet-gorgeous psychologically haunting procedural has been renewed for a second season. Like Season 1, Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes. Yayyy!
The decision came late in the game because the show itself got off to a late start, debuting in early April. Despite cries for more from both critics and fans, NBC had always said it would wait until it could assess the ratings before making a decision. According to NBC, the series is averaging a 2.0 rating among adults and 4.7 million viewers overall.
Hannibal stars Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, and Morpheus (Larry Fishburne) and takes place before the events of Red Dragon, as Will Graham first meets the infamous cook and part-time psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter. And you know what? It’s really good.
- HANNIBAL Renewed For A Second Season; NBC Gives Stylish Drama 13 More Episodes (collider.com)
- ‘Hannibal’ Renewed By NBC For Season 2 (deadline.com)
- NBC Renews ‘Hannibal’ For Second Season (variety.com)