Bryan Fuller has always made interesting choices, creating quirky television series ranging from Dead Like Me to Pushing Daisies to the upcoming remake of The Munsters. Needless to say, he has an eye for the offbeat.
The writer and producer, who’s developing NBC’s Hannibal — it explores the early days of Thomas Harris’ infamous Hannibal Lecter — dropped some curious news on Twitter about one of his older series crossing over with this new one. He announced that actress Chelan Simmons, with whom he worked on the short-lived Wonderfalls, will not only be appearing on Hannibal but will also reprise her role from the earlier series.
How exactly Simmons’ Gretchen Speck-Horowitz character will fit in with the burgeoning serial killer drama remains to be seen, but she will reunite with fellow Wonderfalls star Caroline Dhavernas, who plays the female lead Dr. Alana “Al” Bloom.
Based on Harris’ 1981 novel Red Dragon, Hannibal explores the relationship between brilliant young psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (played by Casino Royale‘s Mads Mikkelsen) and FBI profiler Will Graham (Confession of a Shopaholic‘s Hugh Dancy) as they solve crimes together.
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