Exclusive: Pushing Daisies' Ellen Greene Joins Cast of NBC's Hannibal

Congrats, Aunt Vivian, on getting out of the house!

Ellen Greene, who played one of Chuck’s shut-in aunts on Bryan Fuller‘s Pushing Daisies, is reuniting with the show’s creator on his new gig Hannibal, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Greene will take on the recurring role of Mrs. Komeda, a novelist and member of Boston’s cultural elite. She’s also a pal of the titular cannibal, Dr. Lecter (played by Casino Royale‘s Mads Mikkelsen) which – we assume – should protect her from becoming his lunch.

Greene’s recent TV work has included roles on Bunheads and The Young and the Restless, and she’s best known for playing Audrey in the big-screen adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors.

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She is the latest of Fuller’s former co-workers to join the NBC midseason thriller; two actresses from his one-season cult fave Wonderfalls — Caroline Dhavernas and Chelan Simmons – have already signed on to be part of the bloody good time.


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  1. Fan says:

    I miss Pushing Daisies :(

  2. lolo says:

    suddenly Seymooooour- wha. wrong time? okay.

  3. Nancy says:

    I want her more on Bunheads. She was freaking HILARIOUS on that show.

  4. Rob says:

    This is freaking amazing news.

  5. thiagofls says:

    How long before Swoosie Kurtz shows up? Bryan Fuller even got her a guest spot on Heroes.