The last update we got on NBC's upcoming series "Hannibal" came at the end of last week, when we learned that the great Laurence Fishburne would be joining the project as FBI agent 'Jack Crawford.' Now here I am with news on two more names joining the project!
According to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed blog Caroline Dhavernas and Aaron Abrams are the latest to join "Hannibal" as recurring roles. Before I get into who they'll be playing let me spin the rundown for "Hannibal" for you guys:
The project is described as a contemporary thriller series featuring the classic characters from Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon – FBI agent Will Graham and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter – who are re-introduced at the beginning of their budding relationship.
Now it seems Dhavernas will star as Dr. Alana Bloom, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago who also works as a consultant profiler for the FBI. The character is an academic who does her best to keep her work at a strict intellectual distance from her private life, who knows that Will is spectacularly gifted at this kind of work -- but believes he needs to keep many many firewalls between himself and the murderers he hunts. An honest, direct woman who would like to be Will's friend, she fears that Jack Crawford's recruitment of Will Graham might place Will in harm's way. She ends up coming to Langley to be Will's protector, and inadvertently falls for Jack.
Abrams will be playing Brian Zeller, one of three crime scene investigators working with the agency. He's a medical school graduate and tech geek who uses forensic evidence and clues from victims' corpses to determine how they died and who could be responsible. He's astounded by the absurdity of the serial killer's tactics and amazed with Will's insight into the killer's mind.
So there you have it folks. Dhavernas and Abrams join Fishburne, Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen in "Hannibal," which is quickly becoming one project with loads of potential. As soon as we hear more on the upcoming series you can bet we'll be right here to tell you about it.