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Exclusive: Hannibal Feasts on Lance Henriksen

Lance Henriksen HannibalLance 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.

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12 Comments
  1. Aleksa says:

    LOVE him! I’d watch the series if he were a regular.

  2. Lea says:

    Agent Scully and Frank Black in an already superb cast… I’m geeking out… :D

  3. David S says:

    He wasn’t in Alien. He was in “Aliens” and “Alien3″ if I recall correctly.

  4. Asyateresea says:

    Every time we get news bits about this series it sounds more and more like the next great network drama. It truly seems to be a can’t lose line up.

  5. tikkanen10 says:

    love Frank Black!

  6. n says:

    What does Gina Torres’ role portend for her work in Suits?

  7. tvdiva says:

    Love me some Lance! Glad to see him again. Hope he gets another series.

  8. Seriously they need to stop teasing and give it a premiere date already! So many good people. We just want it to start!

  9. Joe says:

    Frank Black is my favorite wish they would bring millennium back

  10. Sadie says:

    That’s all well and good, but when are we going to hear about an airdate? I am ridiculously excited for this show and all I want is some more specific idea about when it’ll be on.

  11. Tania says:

    Does anyone know where Hannibal is being filmed?

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