Gillian Anderson to Probe ‘Hannibal’ in New NBC Series

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X-Files” fave Gillian Anderson is coming back to network television.

Anderson has been cast to appear in NBC’s upcoming drama “Hannibal,” based on the early years of the literary serial killer Hannibal Lecter. The actress will play Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, Hannibal’s therapist, in the new show, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“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 (Mads Mikkelsen) personal psychiatrist,” executive producer Bryan Fuller said in a statement to the publication. “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.”

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