If there’s a quality TV series that we look forward to watch, it has to be NBC’s “Hannibal“. The series wouldn’t have been named the best TV series of 2014 if it wasn’t a well-constructed series with its engaging plotline and stunning visual style. It further earned praises from the viewers and the critics for the outstanding performances from the lead actors.
After NBC provided us the first look at the 3rd season of “Hannibal”, Entertainment Weekly broke the news that Zachary Quinto is set to guest star in at least one episode this summer.
Quinto is best known for his role as Sylar in the sci-fi drama series “Heroes” and his portrayal of a young Spock in the reboot of the “Star Trek” film franchise. Due to his outstanding performance in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Asylum”, he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and the “Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries” Award at 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Award.
“Hannibal” showrunner Bryan Fuller, who wrote a couple episodes of “Heroes”, decided to reunite with the actor by casting him as a patient of Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (played by “X-Files” alum Gillian Anderson). No further details regarding his role were announced.
Raul Esparza’s Dr. Frederick Chilton is set to make a special guest appearance in Season 3 while Eddie Izzard’s Abel Gideon will be back via a flashback. “The Wolverine” star Tao Okamoto will star in the series as Chiyo, Lady Murasaki’s attendant, while Joe Anderson will replace Michael Pitt as Mason Verger. Nina Arianda is joining the series as Will Graham’s wife, Molly Graham, while “The Hobbit” star Richard Armitage and “True Blood’s” Rutina Wesley will play Francis Dolarhyde (aka “The Tooth Fairy”) and Reba McClane respectively.
Produced by Gaumont International Television, Dino De Laurentiis Company and Living Dead Guy Productions, NBC’s “Hannibal” is executive produced by Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Jesse Alexander, Chris Brancato, Sara Colleton, Katie O’Connell, Elisa Roth, Sidonie Dumas, and Christophe Riandee.
The premiere date for the 3rd season of the series has yet to be announced.
Quinto currently stars in NBC’s “The Slap”, a miniseries that revolves around the aftermath of a man who slaps another couple’s misbehaving child during a birthday party for a middle-aged city employee in New York City.
He plays Harry Apostolou, Hector’s cousin who slaps the kid. He will be seen next in “Snowden” alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley.