Hannibal - Censorship for the Second Season
The current days are quite exciting for fans of TV series. The so-called "upfronts" are the moment that decides about the future of many series and whether they will make it to the next TV season or whether they will be cancelled. For Hannibal, that decision has been made already and fans can rejoice that there will be a 3rd season of the high profile series with Mads Mikkelsen. In a recent interview with Collider, showrunner Bryan Fuller was already quite optimistic that this would happen, even though the ratings aren't that great. But the positive feedback given by NBC has some weight to it, as well.
Apart from future plans, there was also talk about the current season and the censorship that it had to undergo. Next to the psychological duel in which Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham engage, there's also a lot of explicit violence that is rather hefty for network standards. And that is the case even though some episodes weren't even aired in their uncensored form. Fuller confirmed this and gave some examples for the season's 2nd episode:
The first season faced the same fate for the TV airings but got the privilege that the episodes were released fully uncensored on Blu-ray later on, at least in the US (for our comparison reports, click our archive). Let's hope that this release strategy is followed for the 2nd season, as well.