Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon is the newest Hannibal season 2 casting addition, joining the show in a recurring role.
Cynthia Nixon joins the NBC thriller in a recurring role that will see her working closely with Laurence Fishburne’s Jack Crawford.
According to TV Line, Nixon will play Crawford’s boss, Kade Prurnell, from the Office of the Inspector General in FBI Oversight. Prurnell has been called in to investigate the events of the first season (presumably Will’s craziness and subsequent arrest), and to assess Crawford’s responsibility.
Nixon is most well known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes on the Sex and the City TV series, and subsequent films. More recently she has appeared on The Big C, 30 Rock (as herself), and World Without End.
Hannibal season 2 will see the return of stars Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen and Caroline Dhavernas.
The first episode of season 2 will be entitled “Kaiseki”, which is a traditional Japanese style of eating. This sees the thematic continuation of the season 1 episode titles, which were all French food-related terms.
‘Hannibal’ season 1 DVD:
If you need to catch up on the first season of Hannibal before digging into the season 2 news, you’re in luck. The Hannibal season 1 DVD and Blu-ray are set for release on September 24, with some tasty special features for the Hannibal Fannibals.
For a taste of what is to come, check out part of the Hannibal season 1 gag reel:
Hannibal season 2 will air on NBC in 2014, and will run 13 episodes.