Amazon Wanted To Pick Up ‘Hannibal’ — So Why Didn’t It?

It turns out Amazon wanted to pick up Hannibal after all. 

After Hannibal was canceled by NBC in June, Fannibals immediately turned to cable networks and streaming sites, hoping one of them would pick up the series for a fourth season.

One of those streaming sites was Amazon, which, considering its exclusive deal to feature the first two seasons of the show, seemed like the best bet. It’s no wonder fans were disappointed when showrunner Bryan Fuller announced that Amazon had officially passed on the show — and perhaps even more so when it was revealed why at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday.

“[Amazon] wanted to do it very quickly and I wanted to be able to get all the scripts in advance before we started shooting a fourth season and their desire to put it out immediately was impossible for us to do,” Fuller said at the panel.

Fuller had already said that, if Hannibal did get picked up by another outlet, the gap between seasons would probably be longer than usual. Still, come on Amazon — reconsider! You’d be making millions of Fannibals’ day life, and you’d have the rights to one of — if not the — best series on television. Please, please, don’t let scheduling keep you from saving Hannibal.

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