Scully is back!
Anderson, 44, will play Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, the therapist of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), in a multi-episode arc.
"Every therapist needs their own head examined and we are ecstatic that Gillian Anderson has chosen Hannibal to mark her return to American television after 10 years to portray Dr. Lecter's personal psychiatrist," Hannibal's creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller said in a statement to the magazine. "Her intelligence and sophistication, not to mention her pedigree of groundbreaking TV, make her the perfect actress to match wits and psychological manipulations with one of the greatest villains of pop culture. I couldn't be more excited."
Anderson rose to fame and earned an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for playing Agent Scully on The X-Files. Since the end of the sci-fi series, she has appeared in the Encore miniseries Moby Dick and in the British series The Fall.
No premiere date has been announced for Hannibal, but it could debut as soon as this spring.