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NBC’s ‘Hannibal’: Is ‘Veep’s Anna Chlumsky On the Menu?

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Earlier today we were excited to learn that NBC’s buzz-worthy upcoming drama ‘Hannibal‘ had cast a famous character from the novels, an intriguing departure after the number of of original castings in recent months.  Well, what better way to get things back on track than with another famous face?  ‘Veep‘ and two-time ‘My Girl’ star Anna Chlumsky will be next to meet the good Dr. Hannibal Lecter, but will she pique his interest or wind up on his table?

HBO’s Emmy-winning drama ‘Veep’ may not have set a return date yet, but its cast are keeping busy.  TVLine reports that series regular Anna Chlumsky has signed on for a guest arc on NBC’s forthcoming Bryan Fuller-adapted Hannibal Lecter drama ‘Hannibal,’ appearing in at least one episode.

According to the report, Chlumsky will take the role of Miriam Lass, a young FBI trainee under the tutelage of Laurence Fishburne’s Jack Crawford. Sound familiar, anybody?  Of course, given Chlumsky’s regular status on ‘Veep,’ it doesn’t sound like Chlumsky will stick around for all that long.  Perhaps the good Dr. Lecter will take an early interest in her, pre-Clarice Starling?

In addition to Laurence Fishburne’s Jack Crawford and wife Gina Torres playing Crawford’s wife, Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’ features ‘SNL‘ alum Molly Shannon, ‘Pushing Daisies’ vet Ellen Greene, ‘Wonderfalls’ stars Chelan Simmons and Lara Jean Chorostecki as a female interpretation of ‘Red Dragon’ character Freddy Lounds. Set in the early days of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen)’s partnership, Fuller’s envisioned series is said to be “a love story” told across at least seven seasons.

What say you?  Will Anna Chlumsky’s ‘Hannibal’ stint be a memorable one, or will she be tossed out with the leftovers?

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