Molly Shannon to Guest Star on NBC's HANNIBAL


As TVLine reported this evening, Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon has secured a guest-starring role on NBC's midseason drama, HANNIBAL.

It was also announced last week that LITTLE SHOP OF HORROR's original Audrey, Ellen Greene, would be joining the cast.

HANNIBAL will air in a 13-episode run midseason on NBC. According to the official synopsis: 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 (Hugh Dancy, "The Big C") 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…