NBC was always incredibly supportive of Hannibal. They allowed us to get away with murder [chuckles] on their network. Their broadcast standards and practices executive was an amazing asset and ally to accomplish what we did in terms of violence, blood, and stylization. I’d call and say, “We need this character to cut off his face and feed it to some dogs, how best can we prepare that to get on the air?” She’d say, “Make the blood darker, hide what you can in shadow, and I’ll do everything I can to help you get that through the process.” Their investment in [Hannibal] was smaller than Starz’s on American Gods, yeah, but [NBC Entertainment president] Jennifer Salke promised me that if we did Hannibal on the network, we’d be allowed to do the show we wanted to do. And she kept her promise.