Even though the 2013-2014 upfronts took place a couple of weeks ago, the fate of NBC’s Hannibal remained in the dark. It was the only scripted show still on the bubble. Despite low ratings, some controversy over its violent nature, and being pulled in Utah, the peacock network ordered a second helping of the Bryan Fuller drama. 13 episodes will most likely air midseason next year.
“We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “There are many great stories still to be told.”
With only 4.7 million weekly average viewers including DVR usage, the show is most likely the lowest-rated drama to get renewed on the major broadcast networks (The CW not included). I’m sure the fact the show is well-reviewed and has an upscale viewership in $100K+ homes helped in getting another season. Are you watching Hannibal? Excited for a second season? Sound off below.