Gillian Anderson, whose “X-Files” doctor character spent lots of time hanging around with FBI agents, will play Hannibal Lecter’s psychoanalyst in NBC’s Hannibal, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Her character will appear in more than one episode. I’m guessing Lecter eats her at some point.
The same EW piece says others appearing in the series include Eddie Izzard (“Mockingbird Lane”), Ellen Greene (“Pushing Daisies”), Gina Torres (“Firefly”), Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live”), and Chelan Simmons (“Kyle XY,” “The L.A. Complex”).
The series, masterminded by Bryan Fuller (creator of “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies”) stars Mads Mikkelsen (“Casino Royale”) as Lecter, Hugh Dancy (“Our Idiot Brother”) as FBI profiler Will Graham, Laurence Fishburne (“CSI”) as FBI profiling division head Jack Crawford, Caroline Dhavernas “Wonderfalls”) as psychiatrist and FBI consultant Alana Bloom, and Lara Jean Chorostecki (“Camelot,” “Copper”) as tabloid blogger Freddie Lounds.
NBC has not yet announced when “Hannibal” will begin airing, but I’m guessing March.
Find all of EW’s story on the matter here.