Next to nothing.
Normally, I am fairly outraged when there aren’t any food scenes in a new Hannibal script. How is a food stylist supposed to deal with being left out of the fun and blood? And although this episode was all about how each of Hannibal’s victims fared since we last saw them bleeding out on Hannibal’s lawn, surely they had a snack or two in those intervening years. Other than hospital food.
Really, Writer’s Room. Just a pick-up of the Sacrificial Lamb dinner scene from last year? Really?
|reheated from Season two - Sacrificial Lamb tastes as good as it did last year.|
But given this week’s cancellation of Hannibal, one realizes that a Hannibal episode without food is a small complaint compared to No Hannibal Ever Again.
It's not over til it's over...
We always knew our beautiful show didn’t have the ratings for automatic renewal. But NBC did renew, in large part due to the outcry from Fannibals around the world. For two additional seasons, you amazing incredible Fannibals saved Hannibal. And now, you are doing everything you can to save him again. If you can it will be some resurrection!
Working on this show has been fantastic but the most moving experience of all has been getting to know you – reading your tweets and comment and seeing your Hannimeals, your fabulous art, hilarious GIFS, generous praise – and occasional swag (thank-you for the lovely thoughtful presents you sent me!) You really are the most wonderful community on the internet.
Our Fearless Leader's winning ways
Although Bryan is doing a new series, Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”, he has said he foresaw no problem doing both shows and is very motivated to find a new home for Hannibal. Still actively looking for a broadcaster, he even hinted at the idea of a feature movie that would tell the final story of Hannibal and Will. And why not – Hannibal has quite the track record on the big screen.
|Saturn Award to Bryan for Best Network Show (plus wins for Hugh for Best Actor and Lawrence for Best Supporting)|
There are lots of extenuating circumstances and conflicting complications – like Hannibal’s current streaming agreement with Amazon which disallows an arrangement with Netflix. And the very avid support of international distributors which, however strong, is contingent on the NBC deal. But anything is possible in the wacky world of Hollywood dealmaking. So we live in hope.
|couldn't resist retweeting @hanni_candyman's Disco Hannibal "I will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor|
(illustration by Omix)
Will Hannibal be saved? Who knows what the Fates have in store?
Mostly, we should remember – there is still so much more Hannibal on our plates this season. We still have 9 glorious episodes to thrill upon. Instead of drowning in the sadness of NBC's departure, we should relish the feast that is before us with all the love and keen attention we have always given this most deserving of shows.
Now serving Season 3 – Team Hannibal’s best effort yet.
The rest of Hannibal’s summer stretches out before us in all its splendor. Let’s pour the wine and dine!
(Dear assistants, Victoria @victoriaMwalsh and John @Crustcrumbs - if you are reading this, could you comment with a cocktail suggestion to boost our spirits?)
Feeding Fannibals one episode at a time. With love.
Hannibal is really, really bad. Don't make sausages for dinner when you watch Episode 5.
Last word as always to you and your Hannidinners and Hannibal art.
|Yuwei made this portrait, a jello brain and jello heart that looks just like the cover of Art of Hannibal!|
It was for an art project and Tiny Hanni looks like he wants a slice!
|Solya made this Sacrificial Lamb and blogged about it:|
|Hui at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC designed this Hannibal-inspired butcher paper for her art project|