Gillian Anderson is headed back to American television.
Anderson, who played Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files, has signed on for a three-episode arc on NBC’s Hannibal.
According to creator Bryan Fuller, “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.”