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NBC Renews Hannibal For Second Season

May 31, 2013  |  12:50pm
NBC Renews <i>Hannibal</i> For Second Season

After much speculation, NBC is giving Hannibal another go, according to Deadline.

After a strong start, numbers for Bryan Fuller’s (Pushing Daisies) drama dwindled throughout its first season, putting the fate of the program in question. Other outlets expressed interest in picking up the season—one other cable network and Amazon, which carries repeats of the program—but ultimately NBC decided to stick with Dr. Lecter, renewing it for another 13 episodes starting next midseason or later.

“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 said. “There are many great stories still to be told.”

The show is based on characters from Thomas Harris’ novel, Red Dragon, and stars Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter. The series has been well-received and is the youngest drama on ABC, NBC and CBS, with a median age of 45.7.

But the real question is, now that Hannibal has been renewed for Season 2, will David Bowie make his appearance

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