Rejoice Hannibal fans! NBC announced today that it has renewed its freshman series for a 13 episode second season. The series was created by Bryan Fuller and based on the characters from the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris got off to a great start but over the weeks the numbers began to dwindle. To date, the show is averaging a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.7 million total viewers.
“We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke stated. “There are many great stories still to be told.”
Hannibal stars Hugh Dancy as expert criminal profiler Will Graham, who has a unique ability to peer into the mind of serial killers. Mads Mikkelsen stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist who is helping with the cases and, unbeknownst to Will, is a serial killer himself. Laurence Fishburne stars as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavorial Science Unit.