Gillian to star in NBC thriller "Hannibal"
Posted at 3:56 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

'Hannibal' casts 'X-Files' star Gillian Anderson -- EXCLUSIVE
by James Hibberd
December 12, 2012

Sci-fi fan-favorite Gillian Anderson returning to broadcast series television after a decade to join writer-producer Bryan Fuller's NBC serial-killer thriller.

And perhaps the best part is the role she's playing.

In a multi-episode arc, Anderson is going to play murderous psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter's (Mads Mikkelsen) own therapist.

"Every therapist needs their own head examined and we are ecstatic that Gillian Anderson has chosen Hannibal to mark her return to American television after 10 years to portray Dr. Lecter's personal psychiatrist," Fuller said in a statement. "Her intelligence and sophistication, not to mention her pedigree of ground-breaking TV, make her the perfect actress to match wits and psychological manipulations with one of the greatest villains of pop culture. I couldn't be more excited."


Hollywood Reporter: She'll appear in three episodes of the Bryan Fuller drama set to bow in the first half of 2013.