Lance Henriksen is the latest sci-fi staple to pay a visit to Hannibal.
The Aliens thesp has been tapped to guest-star in an episode of NBC’s Bryan Fuller-produced drama, which is being billed as a contemporary take on the characters from Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon novel that focuses on the fledgling relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), his mentor.
NBC confirmed Henriksen’s casting but provided no details about his top-secret role.
Henriksen joins an impressive genre-drenched guest cast that includes X-Files vet Gillian Anderson, Firefly‘s Gina Torres and Wonderfalls’ Caroline Dhavernas.
NBC has yet to schedule a premiere date for Hannibal, but network president Robert Greenblatt told reporters last week that it “might” debut by the end of the season, but added it “could fit really nicely” in the summer.