A few weeks ago, the inevitable occurred and NBC pulled the plug on Bryan Fuller's Hannibal. At the time, we speculated that the show might end up going to Netflix, or maybe Amazon (the current host for streaming episodes of Hannibal's first two seasons); that sort of thing seems to be happening more and more these days. Combined with the very vocal outrage directed at NBC from Hannibal's very vocal, very supportive, and - crucially - very small fan community...well, either outcome seemed like a fairly safe bet.
Bad news: those odds took a huge dent last night, with Fuller confirming that both Netflix and Amazon have passed on the opportunity to pick up the series.
So, where does that leave Hannibal now? With the two most likely candidates out of the race, the answer is: perilously close to oblivion. It's still possible that Hulu could pick up the show, and of course there's always the outside chance that HBO or Showtime or Starz! or some other pay-cable outlet could swoop in and save the series, but that's looking like a longshot right now. The Hannibal fan contingent at BMD is officially adopting a "Hope for the best, plan for the worst" approach going forward.
PS: I know it's easy to be bummed about this - lord knows I am - but lest we forget: we did get to enjoy three amazing seasons of this hyper-violent, deeply weird series. It is, quite frankly, miraculous that it went as far as it did (in more ways than one). If Hannibal fails to be picked up by another network, it'll absolutely be worth mourning...but let's not let that overshadow the experience we had with it up to that point, eh?