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Hannibal has cast Wonderfalls' Caroline Dhavernas as its female lead, TVLine reports.

Showrunner Bryan Fuller, who created both shows, tweeted the news along with a picture of Dhavernas and her Wonderfalls lion figurine.

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In the adaptation, Dhavernas will play Dr. Alana "Al" Bloom, a psychology professor and protégé of Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Also a consultant profiler, Bloom knows FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), but she begins to worry about his safety after he begins working with Behavioral Sciences Unit leader Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishburne).Hannibal will premiere at midseason on NBC.