Hannibal is leaving Netflix in June 2021, but fans of the horror series will not be left without options. Here’s where Hannibal is still available to stream.
Hannibal is no longer on Netflix, but fans have other ways to stream the psychological horror series. Created by Bryan Fuller and starring Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, Hannibal premiered in 2013 and ran for three seasons on NBC, to great critical acclaim and audiences. Fuller’s series was a loose adaptation of the novels of Thomas Harris, in particular Red Dragonalthough much of the first two seasons consisted of as original material as Fuller made the characters his own. NBC canceled Hannibal due to low ratings, but the series found new popularity on Netflix.
Hannibal debuted on Netflix on June 5, 2020, where it quickly gained a grateful new audience. Hannibal already accumulated a loyal cult during his NBC run and the fans campaigned for the continuation of the show. When Hannibal became a hit on Netflix, hopes for a fourth season were revived, with the dream that Bryan Fuller could continue his adjustment plan The silence of the Lambs and then deliver an original ending to the entire saga. Fuller’s version of Hannibal differed significantly from the novels; he originally had a seven-season schedule for the series, including adapting the novels Hannibal and Hannibal’s revoltalthough he has elements of both and Red Dragon into seasons 2 and 3. As it is, Hannibal stands as an unfinished masterpiece that fans count among the best horror TV series of all time.
Regrettably, Hannibal is no longer available on Netflix in the US and Canada after exactly one year – the streaming giant only had a 12-month license to stream the show. However, all three seasons of Hannibal stream on Hulu and the service appears to retain the rights to the series. For fans without Hulu, all is not lost when it comes to Netflix. Sony controls the licensing Hannibal and the studio has a positive relationship with Netflix, especially after the new deal Sony signed for Netflix to stream Sony movies after their theatrical releases, so it’s very possible Hannibal will return to Netflix in the future.
There may be other possible streaming options in the future, such as Hannibal Streaming on Peacock at some point. At long last, Hannibal was originally an NBC show and most of the content from that network is made available on Peacock, so Hannibal might eventually “come home” to NBC’s own streaming service. However, since Sony owns the rights Hannibal, There could be a bidding war for the series, and it could go to whoever pays the highest royalty (including Netflix). Of course, there is always the option to buy or rent the series, which is currently possible through Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and Vudu, as well as through stores that sell physical copies of DVD / Blu-ray.
Meanwhile, along with the current option from Hulu, fans of the bigger ones Hannibal Universum might also want to stop by Clarice, which is available for streaming on the CBS website and at Paramount +. Clarice is a continuation of The silence of the Lambs and it’s about what happened to FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling (played by Rebecca Breeds) after meeting Hannibal Lecter. Clarice takes place in a different universe and the complicated legal rights to Hannibal’s characters mean that Dr. Lecter won’t appear in CBS ‘spin-off, however Clarice offers an interesting alternative view of the consequences of The silence of the Lambs. Plus is the original silence of the Lambs, and its follow-up film Hannibal, and precursors Red Dragon, are all available for rent in the usual places, the latter also streaming on HBO Max, whichever Hannibal Fans have many opportunities to enjoy the stories surrounding the iconic character Hannibal Lecter.
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