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NBC has ordered another helping of Hannibal, the network announced Thursday.

The Bryan Fuller-produced series, which is based on Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon, will return for a 13-episode second season airing no earlier than midseason.

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"We're so proud of Bryan's vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling," NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said. "There are many great stories still to be told."

Hannibal, which stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen, has been averaging 4.7 million viewers and a 2.0 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic. The Season 1 finale will air in late June.

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