NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ season 3 premiere pushed to summer

Hannibal -Want to see some of “Hannibal” back on your TV? Well, you may be forced to wait a little while in order to see that happen.

NBC revealed many of their plans for the upcoming spring at their winter TCA panel, and it included the somewhat-surprising news that the Hugh Dancy – Mads Mikkelsen series is not going to be back on the air until the summer. This is  surprising news, given that the second season actually premiered as early as in the spring for the network.

With all of this being said, there may be some significant benefits to the show coming on at this point. For one, there is less competition / excuses for people to not watch other than maybe being out and enjoying some time in the summer sun (unless you live in California then maybe you want to hide out from the sun so it doesn’t melt your face off). Also, the ratings expectations are lower. This is obviously a brilliant show, but one that has struggled over time to really bring in some of the numbers that it ultimately deserves. Having it air here will hopefully ease a little bit of the concern about whether or not it has the numbers to return … provided of course that people actually watch like they really should, given the overall quality  of the show that we are talking about here.

We were told by the show’s producers and stars while we at the “Hannibal” Comic-Con panel this past summer that the show is going to ultimately be divided into two separate halves, with the first half being about the search for Lecter and the second being more of the established Red Dragon story. Expect a heck of a crazy 13 episodes ahead, and a few things that may blow your mind even if you are a longtime viewer.

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