Bryan Fuller is still “investigating possibilities” as Netflix and Amazon Prime say no to Hannibal

The NBC series' showrunner has revealed that the streaming giants weren't keen on saving the cannibal drama

More than 76,000 fans may have signed a petition to save Hannibal but the future of the NBC show isn’t looking good because both Netflix and Amazon Prime have passed on the option to pick it up.

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The drama, based on the early ‘career’ of Hannibal Lecter, was dropped by the network earlier this year: Bosses at NBC said that while series three would air in its entirety, they had decided against giving a home to the show’s fourth outing, which was due to feature Richard Armitage as serial killer Francis Dolarhyde.

Creator Brian Fuller took to Twitter last night to break the bad news to ‘Fannibals’, who’d been hoping that the fourth series, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy, could still be streamed online.

The prognosis for the series isn’t exactly great at this point. While many shows, including Ripper Street and The Mindy Project, have been saved by online streaming giants before, the fact that both Amazon Prime and Netflix have said no could spell major trouble.

Looks like fans will have to make the most of series three, while anxiously gnawing their arms off awaiting further developments.

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Hannibal series 3 is currently showing in the UK on Sky Living, Wednesday, 10pm


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