‘Sex and the City’ star joins cast of ‘Hannibal’ for second season

by Martin


Hit TV show ‘Hannibal’ is set to return next year for its second season and star of ‘Sex and the City’ Cynthia Nixon has joined the cast.

NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ is based on the book ‘Red Dragon’ written by Thomas Harris and the TV show has been adapated from the book to be shown on our screens by Bryan Fuller.

The American thriller show follows criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) who has a unique and  at times almost terrifying ability to look into the mind of a serial killer to see how they committed their shocking crimes.

Will frequently visits his psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (below) played by Mads Mikkelsen who helps Will deal with the cases and the trauma but unbeknownst to Will his own psychiatrist is a serial killer and is playing him like a puppet.


The first season of the show, which began airing on NBC (US) in April 2013 and Sky Living (UK) in May 2013 had a 13 episode run and unlike other US shows all future series were given a 13 episode run.

According to TVLine Cynthia Nixon who is joining the cast for the second season which isn’t due to air until 2014 will play an outsider brought in to investigate Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and his operation as Agent-in-Charge of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI.

Nixon will play ‘Kade Prurnell’ who will also follow Will Graham’s sectioning which we seen towards the end of the first season.


Hugh Dancy who plays Will Graham (above) has previously spoken about his character in the second season: “He’s not only aware of the reality of the situation outside of him – with Hannibal and who he really is – but he’s also much clearer about who he himself is,”

Mads Mikkelsen who has taken on the role of Hannibal spoke with Digital Spy and said: “As I see it, we have three opportunities here – one is that Will can’t remember anything because he’s sick, the other one is that he does remember everything and he tells me,”

“And the third one is that he does remember everything but he plays that he can’t remember… and then the table is turned, right?

Hannibal is set to return to our screens in 2014 but an exact date has yet to be revealed.

If you haven’t seen ‘Hannibal’ then watch this short clip below.

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