NBC Pulls Next Thursday's Hannibal in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombings

hannibal episode pulled boston bombingsNBC has pulled next Thursday’s grislier-than-usual episode of Hannibal in the wake of this week’s Boston Marathon bombingsVariety reports.

The decision came after exec producer Bryan Fuller phoned the network to express his concern about the content of the episode, this season’s fourth, which involves children-on-children murder.

NBC will instead jump ahead to Episode 5. Viewers shouldn’t expect any continuity issues, per Variety.

As a result of the move, Hannibal‘s season finale will now air one week earlier on June 20.

ABC made a similar decision earlier this week, delaying next Monday’s installment of Castle that focuses on the team attempting to disarm a bomb that Beckett has stepped on; that episode is now slated to air on April 29.