Gillian Anderson to co-star on, possibly get eaten by NBC's Hannibal

Gillian Anderson to co-star on, possibly get eaten by NBC's Hannibal

NBC's Hannibal has already stuffed itself with delicious, recognizable faces like Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Eddie Izzard, Gina Torres, Molly Shannon, and even Kids In The Hall's Scott Thompson. But even when you're full, there's always room for Gillian Anderson. Those who have longed to see the X-Files star stop playing Masterpiece Theatre dress-up for a while and get back to furrowing her brow at killers will be happy to hear that Anderson has signed on to Bryan Fuller's Silence Of The Lambs prequel, playing the therapist to Mads Mikkelsen's Hannibal Lecter in a multi-episode arc. Anderson's character will be named Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, suggesting she will pair well with a nice Beaujolais.