Eddie Izzard to Guest on New NBC Drama Series HANNIBAL

Eddie Izzard to Guest on New NBC Drama Series HANNIBAL

EW reports that Eddie Izzard will have a guest starring role on NBC's upcoming drama series HANNIBAL. The series is set to debut in 2013. According to the report, the actor will portray "a cellmate of Hannibal Lecter." Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne also star on the drama. 

NBC's official synosis of HANNIBAL follows: 

One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies," "Heroes"), based on the characters from Thomas Harris' classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.

Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone - even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew...

Izzard recently appeared in NBC's holiday special 'Mockingbird Lane'. The comedian has also appeared in such films as Cars 2 and The Other Side.