On Thursday, NBC had good news for fans of its midseason drama “Hannibal.” The network has decided to renew the series for season two.
Even though most renewals and cancellations were decided during the traditional upfront week, the network chose to hold off a decision on “Hannibal” since the drama had only aired a few episodes. Now, it has officially been picked up for a 13-episode sophomore season, which will air sometime in 2014.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke made the announcement via press release. “We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling,” Salke said in her statement. “There are many great stories to be told.”
The show is based on characters from the novel “Red Dragon” by Thomas Harris. Bryan Fuller (“Pushing Daisies”) developed the show and serves as writer and executive producer. Mads Mikkelsen stars as the title character, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
“Hannibal” currently airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. CST on NBC.
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