15 November 2012 10:57 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Eddie Izzard, meet Hannibal Lecter.

The Valkyrie and The Riches actor is coming to Bryan Fuller’s promising-sounding NBC thriller Hannibal in a guest-star role.

Izzard will play an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane — yes, the very same facility where Hannibal Lecter is eventually incarcerated. Izzard’s character is claiming to be “the infamous Chesapeake Ripper.”

You’ll recall that Izzard was recently on NBC in another Fuller project, starring as Grandpa Munster in Fuller’s Mockingbird Lane, which aired as a Halloween special last month. Previously announced Hannibal guest stars include Gina Torres, Molly Shannon, »

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