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Gillian Anderson Joins 'Hannibal'

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Gillian AndersonGeeks and nerds, rejoice! Gillian Anderson, who will forever be known as Agent Scully on The X-Files, returns to American television this spring with a recurring role in Hannibal.

Anderson will play Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, the therapist of titular killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Right now she is booked for a three-episode arc. In the decade since The X-Files ended its nine year run, Anderson has appeared in a number of shows and miniseries for the BBC, as well as a handful of independent films. She reprised her role as Agent Scully in 2008's theatrical The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

Hannibal follows an FBI agent (played by Hugh Dancy) who enlists in the help of noted profiler Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) to help him track an elusive serial killer. Of course, it turns out that Lecter is the killer they are chasing. Others in the stellar cast include Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres, Eddie Izzard, Molly Shannon, and Ellen Greene. Bryan Fuller (Mockingbird Lane, Pushing Daisies) the executive producer. NBC has not set a premiere date, but I would guess it would be some time in late March.

Source: EW

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