Now this is some casting news we can sink our teeth into! TV Line is reporting that the legendary Lance Henriksen has joined NBC's "Hannibal."
Before you lose your shit, know that it's only a guest starring role, which likely means he'll be in one episode only. TV Line couldn't get the scoop on the role, calling it "top secret." No big deal - just knowing that he'll be appearing on the high-profile series is good enough for the moment.
Henrikson joins a bevy of interesting guest stars, including Gillian Anderson, Molly Shannon, Eddie Izzard and Anna Chlumsky. Series regulars include Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres.
NBC has not revealed when "Hannibal" will air, but it looks like the show will commence at the end of spring/beginning of summer.
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...