12 December 2012 3:28 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Special Agent Dana Scully is back on duty.

The X-FilesGillian Anderson has joined the cast of NBC’s Hannibal, EW.com reports.

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In a three-episode arc, Anderson will play the personal therapist of the titular Dr. Lecter (played by Mads Mikkelsen).

The upcoming drama, a contemporary take on the characters from Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon novel, is written and executive-produced by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies). It focuses on the fledgling relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Lecter, his mentor.

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