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TVLine has learned exclusively that Gillian Anderson has been promoted to a series regular when [Hannibal](series:721010) Hannibal returns to Season 3.

The X-Files veteran, was only a recurring character in Seasons 1 and 2 as Bedelia du Maurier, Dr. Hannibal Lecter's shrink.

The Season 2 finale paved the way for Bedelia to play a bigger part in the new season, which was confirmed by Bryan Fuller, the shows exec producer, at Comic-Con and will be like “a pilot for a new series starring Mads Mikkelsen and Gillian Anderson.”

“The cast and crew of Hannibal are positively giddy to be welcoming Gillian to Season 3 as a series regular. A striking presence on stage and screen, she brings wit, grace and intelligence to every role she embodies. Screenwriting is so much easier when you’re inspired by a great actor and Gillian has filled the Hannibal writers room with wonderful inspiration. I can’t wait for audiences to see her make a bigger meal out of the Cannibal than ever before.”

Fuller told TVLine in an exclusive statement. Hannibal is set to return at midseason on NBC.

(Source: TVLine)

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