New cast members have been added to Bryan Fuller's upcoming Hannibal series for NBC: Caroline Dhavernas (Devil, Breach), who joins as a series regular, and Aaron Abrams (388 Arletta Avenue), who will be a recurring guest star.
According to Hollywood Reporter, "Dhavernas will board the series as Dr. Alana Bloom, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago who also works as a consultant profiler for the FBI, an academic who does her best to keep her work at a strict intellectual distance from her private life, who knows that Will is spectacularly gifted at this kind of work -- but believes he needs to keep many many firewalls between himself and the murderers he hunts. An honest, direct woman who would like to be Will's friend, she fears that Jack Crawford's recruitment of Will Graham might place Will in harm's way. She ends up coming to Langley to be Will's protector, and inadvertently falls for Jack." Meanwhile, Abrams will play Brian Zeller, one of three crime scene investigators working with the agency. He is a medical school graduate and tech geek who uses forensic evidence and clues from victims' corpses to determine how they died and who could be responsible. He's astounded by the absurdity of the serial killer's tactics and amazed with Will's insight into the killer's mind."
The pair join Mads Mikkelsen, who has been cast as Hannibal; Hugh Dancy as FBI profiler Will Graham; and Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI's behavioral science unit.