Following up on the announcement that Eddie Izzard ('The Munsters') would indeed be returning alongside Will Graham and the notorious 'Hannibal' in the second season of the hit NBC series another cast member has now been confirmed for a return. 'The X-Files' star Gillian Anderson (below) will be back as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, Hannibal's psychiatrist, for the first two episodes in the new series airing early next year. Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne ('The Matrix'), Scott Thompson, Aaron Abrams, Hettienne Park and Caroline Dhavernas all star in the new season. Izzard is already confirmed to return as Dr. Abel Gideon.
"Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone - even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership, and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew..."