NBC confirmed during their TCA Winter Tour presentation today that Season 3 of Hannibal has been pushed to a Summer 2015 debut. Season 1 debuted in April 2013, while Season 2 premiered in February 2014. While no exact premiere date was given, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt had this to say about Hannibal's debut in a brief statement.
"It's a show we love, it's critically acclaimed, we love it. And we also love summer. We have exciting plans for summer."
While Greenblatt wouldn't confirm what their "exciting plans" for this summer may entail, it's believed that the network will debut Aquarius starring David Duchovny, and the highly-anticipated event series Heroes Reborn, which just added new cast member Zachary Levi earlier today. Those plans were not confirmed, but other NBC hit shows like America's Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior will likely return at some point this summer as well.
We reported earlier this week that The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies star Richard Armitage has signed on to play The Tooth Fairy in a six-episode arc this season. He joins Tao Okamoto, who was confirmed in October to play Lady Murasaki.