Speed Reads

Say it ain't so

NBC cancels Hannibal

Hannibal, NBC's highly stylized horror-drama, has been canceled.

The show, which follows the renowned and devilish Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), never achieved particularly huge viewership, but it has garnered a devoted cult following and a good deal of critical praise. However, season three, which is currently airing, saw ratings plummet to series lows.

Creator Bryan Fuller left the door open for the show to get picked up on another network in his statement regarding the cancellation. "Hannibal is finishing his last course at NBC's table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC," he said.