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Hannibal Gets Renewed, Will Give Us a Second Season of Gory Murders and Cannibalism Puns

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A few weeks back NBC went through the process of renewing, canceling, and picking up shows for their fall schedule, and Hannibal fans were a little worried to find that their show was nowhere to be found.

We can now put our fears to rest (aside from the fears caused by the show itself, that is). Hannibal is getting a second season.

Season two will be 13 episodes long, same as season one, and according to Deadline will return “next midseason or later.” Those watching the show should be extra pleased at its renewal because showrunner Bryan Fuller has previously indicated that season one “ends on such a huge cliffhanger. It’s a big ending where you’re like, ‘Oh my God, what is going to happen next?!’ So our viewers will be screwed if we don’t have a second season.”

Viewers, consider yourself not screwed.

Fuller’s shows have a history of early cancellation, and while two seasons isn’t exactly a long run even by his standards, this still feels like a big deal given a recent ratings drop-off that’s made cancellation look like a very real possibility. Good on you, NBC, for sticking with it. You get a gold star.

If you’re not watching Hannibal, I would like to provide you with a few quick reasons to start:

  1. Stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen are damn great actors.
  2. Gina Torres and Gillian Anderson have both guest starred, the latter as Hannibal Lector’s psychologist.
  3. It’s visually gorgeous, if super-creepy at times. There was a bit with mushrooms that… eurgh, no, I don’t want to think about it.
  4. Cannibalism puns
  5. You will be able to understand just how weird this Korean promo really is.
  6. Forensics queen Beverly Katz.

(via: Deadline)

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