Gillian Anderson becomes a series regular in Season Three and Zachary Quinto will guest star
The first trailer for Season Three of Hannibal has been released by NBC.
Season Three is set to premiere on NBC on June 4 and is expected to begin on Sky Living in the UK shortly afterwards. The show, based upon Thomas Harris’s 1981 novel Red Dragon, focuses on the budding relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy) and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).
After appearing in the first two seasons in a recurring role as Lecter’s psychotherapist and love interest, Dr. Bedelia duMaurier, Gillian Anderson becomes a series regular during Season Three. Anderson’s character features heavily in the first trailer, which teases: “Behind every great man… is a great woman.”
It was revealed in March that Zachary Quinto will make a guest appearance in at least one episode of Season Three as a patient of Anderson’s psychotherapist. Meanwhile, The Hobbit actor Richard Armitage has joined the cast and will appear in six episodes as serial killer Francis Dolarhyde aka The Tooth Fairy.