As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Gillian Anderson has been cast in NBC's 13 episode series Hannibal. In a multiple episode arc, she will be playing the therapist to cannibalistic Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
Of Gillian's role, producer Bryan Fuller said:
Every therapist needs their own head examined and we are ecstatic that Gillian Anderson has chosen 'Hannibal' to mark her return to American television after 10 years to portray Dr. Lecter's personal psychiatrist. Her intelligence and sophistication, not to mention her pedigree of ground-breaking TV, make her the perfect actress to match wits and psychological manipulations with one of the greatest villains of pop culture. I couldn't be more excited.
We'll keep you updated as more details emerge, but until then, read more on the show here.