Yes, NBC cancelled Hannibal, but we still have nine episodes left (after tonight’s “Aperitivo”) in Season 3, and there is still hope for Season 4, according to Bryan Fuller. So while we keep our fingers crossed and sit on the requisite pins and needles, let’s dive into tonight’s offering — “Aperitivo” is largely a table-setting episode (sorry), one that returns old friends and one particular enemy, tugging all the necessary threads into place so they can begin to unify.
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After a vague announcement way back in February 2014, NBC’s Heroes has finally made good on its threat to return as the revived Heroes Reborn. No mere teaser, our first full footage sees plenty of heroes on the run, old and familiar faces alike, while the network’s full synopsis teases a major tragedy, and not just that Heroes Reborn is actually happening.
Much as Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler have gone on to kill it in Late Night and Inside Out respectively, the SNL fan in all of us will always miss their Weekend Update banter. Now, our own inner Joy can howl with delight, as the pair reunited on Late Night for a new incarnation of fan-favorite "Really!?!"
The shock of Hannibal’s NBC cancellation never quite set in, if only by seeming assurance another network would quickly devour a chance to produce Season 4. Now, series creator Bryan Fuller dissects the chances of Hannibal moving to Netflix or Amazon, when we might finally meet Clarice Starling, and how far the series might last overall.
The cancellation of NBC’s Hannibal left us shocked, shocked (well, not that shocked), though given the climate of revivals and rescues, it seemed resoundingly likely the darkly delicious drama might find a new home. Now, series creator Bryan Fuller and producers are on the hunt for a new network, while long-standing rights issues with Clarice Starling may have impacted Season 4’s chances.
The Network of Bad Choices may have today canceled Hannibal, but don’t you worry your pretty brains about Heroes Reborn! Elaborate prank or otherwise, the revived NBC series at least has a new teaser (absent any actual Heroes), as well as a firm September premiere date set by today’s announcements. So, where are all the Heroes, you ask?
For all its legions of fans and critical accolades, NBC’s Hannibal has always skated along ratings-wise, at least until now. Shooting, carving off and gnawing its own foot, NBC has officially opted not to renew Hannibal for a fourth season, effectively canceling the drama until another network - basically any network - decides to swoop in.
Acceptance, understanding, forgiveness…betrayal. These are necessary components in every relationship — they are not always pleasant and not always kind, but without them love is not capable of existing. Just as Will began to understand Hannibal’s twisted affection for him with last week’s bloody valentine, so does Will begin to understand his own affection for Hannibal this week. Just like any relationship, the results are exceedingly complex.
TV’s current revival trend has yet to produce anything so unexpected as NBC’s upcoming Coach revival, though where Hayden Fox goes, Dauber would predictably follow. Bill Fagerbakke has been confirmed for the new Coach series, with a possibility for Jerry Van Dyke to join as well.
It just wouldn’t be Comic-Con without further superheroes to toss into the mix, and NBC’s Heroes Reborn is happy to oblige, by way of … you know, still existing. The superhero drama will return to San Diego for Comic-Con 2015 after a number of years away, along with NBC’s Grimm.