Casting news in today for the second series of Bryan Fuller’s delectable serial thriller Hannibal, with Sex in the City‘s Cynthia Nixon confirmed as joining the cast.
Nixon will play Kade Prurnell, an employee of the Office of the Inspector General in FBI Oversight, who will be investigating the events that took place in Season One and Jack Crawford’s (Laurence Fishburne) culpability.
Hannibal is based on the characters from the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and was developed for television by Bryan Fuller, who also serves as writer and executive producer.
The first season saw Hugh Dancy starring as expert criminal profiler Will Dancy, who has a unique ability to peer into the mind of serial killers. Mads Mikkelsen starred as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist who is helping with the cases and, unbeknownst to Will, is also a serial killer himself. Laurence Fishburne starred as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park also co-starred.
The new season will begin no earlier than midseason.