Mads Mikkelsen is having more friends for dinner, thanks to NBC’s 11th-hour renewal of Hannibal. Bryan Fuller’s woozy reboot of Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter saga was the final question mark on The Peacock’s 2013-14, but Deadline reports that the network has finally decided, yeah, sure, it has room for more Hannibal, ensuring a second season for the series and additional servings of puns based on the fact that its main character kills and eats people. The decision to order additional Hannibal was partially based on the drama’s relatively low cost, the result of an agreement with Gaumont International Television that can be twisted into an analogy where NBC and Gaumont split a dinner tab. (Or maybe it’s funnier if we pretend the show’s reduced license fee is Groupon or something.) Either way, there will be 13 new hours of Hannibal come 2014—and countless opportunities to try the patience of friends, family, and strangers on the Internet with increasingly tortured wordplay based on Dr. Lecter’s defining deviancy. Bone (like a human femur, or a hapless victim’s humerus—boy, is this ever fun and in no way tiresome) appetite!
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