Exclusive: Hannibal Feasts on Lance Henriksen

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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.



Comments (12)

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

    Comment by Aleksa – January 16, 2013 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Agent Scully and Frank Black in an already superb cast… I’m geeking out… :D

    Comment by Lea – January 16, 2013 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He wasn’t in Alien. He was in “Aliens” and “Alien3″ if I recall correctly.

    Comment by David S – January 16, 2013 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Asyateresea – January 16, 2013 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love Frank Black!

    Comment by tikkanen10 – January 16, 2013 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What does Gina Torres’ role portend for her work in Suits?

    Comment by n – January 16, 2013 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love me some Lance! Glad to see him again. Hope he gets another series.

    Comment by tvdiva – January 16, 2013 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously they need to stop teasing and give it a premiere date already! So many good people. We just want it to start!

    Comment by cinephilactic – January 16, 2013 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Frank Black is my favorite wish they would bring millennium back

    Comment by Joe – January 16, 2013 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Sadie – January 16, 2013 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does anyone know where Hannibal is being filmed?

    Comment by Tania – January 16, 2013 09:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Toronto as far as I know.

      Comment by moviefan – January 17, 2013 03:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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