Hannibal, Sneaky Pete, Tennison, and other TV shows have all made recent TV show news by being renewed for an additional season, cancelled, or had additional episode orders. These shows air on NBC, Netflix, and ITV.
NBC will not be ordering another course of “Hannibal.”
The network has canceled the drama, which is currently in its third season.
For its most recent airing, “Hannibal” drew an anemic 0.5 rating/2 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, tying the previous week’s series low.
Did show creator Bryan Fuller hint that the show might continue somewhere else:
‘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.”
Hannibal would find a great home on AMC on the same night as The Walking Dead. FX would be a good channel for the show also as well as Netflix. I would be strange in this era of cancellations and pick-ups by other networks that Hannibal is not count amongst their ranks. If any well-written, well-acted show deserved such treatment, its Hannibal.
The Durrells (ITV)
ITV is…giving season orders to three new drama projects. Along with The Durrells and Prime Suspect prequel Tennison, the network is going ahead with Marcella, an eight-part multi-stranded crime drama
Sneaky Pete (CBS / Netflix)
“Sneaky Pete” may rise again. Amazon is in negotiations with Sony Pictures TV to pick up the busted CBS drama pilot that has high-profile auspices in co-writers and exec producers Bryan Cranston and David Shore.
Sources said the plan is for Amazon to put the pilot on its Amazon Prime Instant Video platform, where it would be showcased for Amazon’s typical crowdsourcing development process of inviting viewers to weigh on its merits as a potential series.
Sources cautioned that the deal has not been finalized.
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