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.
- Bryan Fuller