El episodio Coquilles de Hannibal incluía la foto de una pareja desnuda desollada. En NBC estimaron que mostrar traseros era inaceptable. El director ofreció llenarles el trasero de sangre para hacerlo menos ofensivo. En NBC accedieron.
Clint Holloway. "10 Highlights From ‘Hannibal’ Creator Bryan Fuller and Star Hugh Dancy’s Comic-Con Panel". Indiewire, 19 de julio de 2013 https://www.indiewire.com/2013/07/10-highlights-from-hannibal-creator-bryan-fuller-and-star-hugh-dancys-comic-con-panel-36508/ Bryan Fuller:“My favorite time, because it’s such a cute anecdote, was when we had this episode ‘Coquilles,’ where we had a kiler who was creating angels that would watch over him while he slept. So we had two people who were nude, and we saw their butt cracks. They were flayed open, they were cracked in many ways. And NBC said we couldn’t show that shot, which was this great sort of cinematic shot. ‘Why? Because of the exposed spine and ribs and muscle tissue?’ And they were like, ‘No, we see their butt cracks.’ And I said, ‘What if we filled the butt cracks with blood so we couldn’t see the cracks?’ And they said okay.”