'Hannibal' Season 2 Spoilers: What Major Book Villain Might Make an Appearance?

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NBC 'Hannibal' creator Bryan Fuller laid out long ago that his dark and delicious take on the iconic character would essentially follow the path traced out by Thomas Harris' novels over the course of seven seasons, a few rights issues not withstanding. Still, as our second course prepares to premiere in late February, we've learned of one majorly exciting new pair to potentially appear late in the season...

You're warned of spoilers for the literary Hannibal Lecter series, and potentially NBC's take as well, but it seems the second season will at least set up a major character presence from the collection of author Thomas Harris, one which we've previously seen brought to life (grotesquely) by Gary Oldman in Ridley Scott's 2001 adaptation: Mason Verger!

As reported by TVLine (without the spoilerly implications), the second season will at least introduce Mason's sister Margot as a patient of Hannibal's, with one important twist for NBC's take:

Toward the end of Season 2, we will meet the recurring character of Margot, a patient of Dr. Lecter’s who has issues stemming from her serial killer twin brother’s abuse of her. (In fact, she once tried to kill her kin in retaliation!) So who, of course, will this broken women strike up a romance with? Yep — Will.

Those familiar with the canon will remember that Mason's sister Margot first appeared in the 'Hannibal' novel, taking place some time after the events of Lecter's incarceration and escape, by which time Margot had undergone stark changes from her initial role as Hannibal's patient. Hannibal himself had plenty of story with Mason as well, though it remains to be seen if the character will actually appear in season 2, or if the history will unfold any differently.

Filed Under: Gary Oldman, Hannibal, NBC
Categories: Horror, TV News
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