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Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their ‘Hannibal’ Contracts

Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their 'Hannibal' Contracts

Is the end truly arriving for “Hannibal“? With NBC cancelling the critically acclaimed show after it has struggled to find consistent ratings, fans have been campaigning for someone else to scoop up the series. However, even as chatter has suggested that Amazon is eyeing the show, nothing has come to fruition just yet, and fannibals may not like this next update.

Deadline reports that the show’s leads, Mads Mikkselsen and Hugh Dancy, are no longer under contract to “Hannibal.” The options for the pair expired last night, leaving them free to pursue other gigs without having to worry about scheduling themselves around the series.  It’s not the most encouraging sign that “Hannibal” will find a new home, and even as producers Gaumont are continuing to have talks with distributors, there are some roadblocks. Firstly, “Hannibal” has an exclusive streaming deal with Amazon which complicates things with new players, and Fuller is already moving on to a new show, “American Gods” at Starz, so any potential fourth season with his involvement would have to wait until his duties are done there.

READ MORE: NBC Serves ‘Hannibal’ Its Final Meal, Show Canceled 

That said, both Mikkelsen and Dancy are willing to come back to reprise their shows if “Hannibal” finds a new dinner table to get served on, but for now, they are leaving it behind. And already, Mikkelsen is using his newly freed time to appear in Rihanna‘s gonzo “Bitch Better Have My Money” video which you can watch below. Warning: it’s NSFW.

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