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Hannibal Casting Twist: Look Who's Playing Will's New [Spoiler]

Hannibal scoured Hugh Dancy’s past to plan Will Graham’s future.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Tony winner Nina Arianda — Dancy’s leading lady in Broadway’s Venus in Fur — is joining the acclaimed NBC thriller’s Season 3 cast as Will’s new bride.

As TVLine was first to report, Arianda’s recurring character, Molly, will be introduced in Episode 8, an installment that will jump ahead several years to allow for the transformation in Will’s personal life.

Single mom Molly is described as a strong, vibrant thirtysomething who is not only unperturbed by her husband’s dark and occasionally tortured past — but has worked to help him overcome it. She “understands that Will is a good Venusman, and her love has allowed him to rebuild himself. But when Will is asked to return to the FBI, she also urges him to try and save lives, knowing what risks this entails.”

Arianda’s TV credits include guest stints on 30 Rock, Hostages and The Good Wife.

NBC will serve up Hannibal Season 3 this summer.