Dana Scully, meet Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
In a very intriguing casting announcement, EW has it that Gillian Anderson will do a multi-episode arc on NBC's "Hannibal" series. Word is she'll play Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, murderous psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s (Mads Mikkelsen) own therapist.
Said showrunner Bryan Fuller in a statement:
“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...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.”
So how about it? Seems Gillian is more apt for the role of Clarice (and was even in the running to play such in 2001's HANNIBAL), but it's good to see her back on the tube in any capacity.
Definitely gives the series a bit more cred, no? Also starring Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Eddie Izzard, Gina Torres, Molly Shannon, Ellen Greene and Chelan Simmons - "Hannibal" is likely only a few more months away.