[TV] Michael Pitt Joins The Cast Of Hannibal Season Two
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.31.2014
A major role...
EW.com reports that Michael Pitt has joined the cast of NBC's Hannibal where he will play Mason Verger, a wealthy patient of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), who begins a "dangerous cat-and-mouse game" with him.
Pitt was last on TV on HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Jimmy Darmody. He was also a co-star in the 2012 film Seven Psychopaths.
Mason Verger will be introduced late in the second season. The season will start with Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) falsely convicted for Lecter's crimes while Lecter advises the FBI on cases. Gary Oldman played an older version of Verger in the 2001 Hannibal film, based on Thomas Harris' novel of the same name. The TV series is set before the films, as well as the events of Thomas' Red Dragon novel. This is described as Verger as we've "never seen him before". Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, American Mary, Being Human) will play his sister Margo.
Other guest stars this season include Gillian Anderson (as Hannibal's psychiatrist) and Jeremy Davies.The show returns on Febraury 28.