Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

Michael Pitt joins season two of ‘Hannibal’

See also

Best known for his portrayal as Jimmy Darmody in “Boardwalk Empire,” Michael Pitt is making a return to television, according to a Jan. 31 report from Entertainment Weekly.

Pitt will play the role of Mason Verger, who is described as “an unstable wealthy patient of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) who begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the deadly serial killer.” He will make an appearance late in the upcoming second season.

This will be the first time Pitt has been in a television series since his character was killed off in the second season of HBO’s Prohibition-era drama. He has made several film appearances since then, including 2012’s “Seven Psychopaths” and will soon be seen again on the big screen in two upcoming films. The first is “Rob the Mob,” which opens in March, and “I Origins,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year.

Gary Oldman played the role of Mason in the 2001 Ridley Scott-directed “Hannibal,” which was based on the Thomas Harris novel of the same name. NBC’s series takes place before the events in that film, as well as before the events that happened in Harris’ “Red Dragon.”

“Hannibal” returns to NBC on Feb. 28.


Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun photoshopping an angry Jack White at a Cubs game
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Kliff Kingsbury reads a series of flattering tweets praising his good looks
    Today's Buzz
  • Jamaal Charles
    Kansas City Chiefs make Jamaal Charles the second highest paid running back in NFL
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    9 Photos
  • Nikki Bella
    How will fans react if the WWE decides to turn Nikki Bella into a heel?
    5 Photos