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"Hannibal" casting continues: Gina Torres is Laurence Fishburne's wife

Oct. 15, 2012by: Eric Walkuski

NBC's new television series "Hannibal" just got a tad lazy with its casting. No disrespect to newcomer Gina Torres, she's a fine lady, but the fact remains that the show's creators just cast her to play the wife of Laurence Fishburne's Jack Crawford. Seems like a role she should have no problem tackling: She's Larry's real-life spouse!

For fans of TV, Torres will be recognizable from her days aboard Joss Whedon's "Firefly," where she played Zoe Washburn. Torres has been a television fixture for years, appearing in "Alias," "Angel," "24," and "Suits," among many other titles.

One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies," "Heroes"), based on the characters from Thomas Harris' classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.

Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone - even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew...

The show also stars Scott Thompson, Caroline Dhavernas, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Molly Shannon, Chelan Simons and Ellen Greene.

Extra Tidbit: Any "Firefly" fans out there who are happy to see Ms. Torres (or is it Mrs. Fishburne?) head to "Hannibal?"
Source: TV Line

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