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‘Hannibal’ Appoints ‘Wonderfalls’ Star As Female Lead

NBC Hannibal Caroline Dhavernas
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With all the men joining Bryan Fuller’s forthcoming NBC adaptation of ‘Hannibal‘ from Mads Mikkelsen as the the good Dr. Lecter, Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford and Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, isn’t it time we saw a bit more of the fairer sex?  Then you’re in for a treat tastier than a nice chianti, as ‘Hannibal’ has picked up its female lead!  No, its not the one you’re thinking, but she’s pretty wonderful in her own right.

TVLine has learned that Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’ adaptation has cast former ‘Wonderfalls’ star Caroline Dhavernas as a series regular for the coming reboot of the classic Thomas Harris characters.  Don’t worry, she’s not a young Clarice Starling.  Rather, Dhavernas will take the role of original character Dr. Alana “Al” Bloom, a psychiatric protege of Hannibal Lecter’s who teaches psychology at Georgetown University and is consulting with the FBI on criminal profiling when she introduces Lecter to Jack Crawford.

Working with ‘Wonderfalls’ creator Bryan Fuller once more, Dhavernas joins the now-official Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, Mads Mikkelsen as the iconic Dr. Lecter, seen here at the top of his career, along with actor Hugh Dancy as the young Will Graham.  Set in the early days of Graham and Lecter’s partnership, and Fuller envisions the series as “a love story” told across at least seven seasons.  He has also specified the likelihood that the third or so season would cover the story of Harris’ novel ‘Red Dragon.’

Having already been taken to series with a 10-episode order, ‘Hannibal’ will debut on NBC at mid-season.

What say you?  Do you think Caroline Dhavernase will make a wonderful addition to ‘Hannibal,’ or is the entire series a course best left un-served?  Tell us what you think about the show in the comments below!

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