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 Hannibal.
And perhaps the best part is the role she’s playing….
In a multi-episode arc, Anderson is going to play Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier — 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.”
Since Fox’s classic TV series The X-Files concluded in 2002, Anderson has appeared in mini-series such as Encore’s recent Moby Dick adaptation and British TV series like The Fall.
Wow. She still looks amazing, and this is really quite one hell of a score that will definitely automatically attract an established fanbase to the series. Will be up to the show to keep the viewers ultimately. Rest of the article after the jump.