12/12/2012 06:39 pm ET

Gillian Anderson Joins 'Hannibal'

Gillian Anderson is playing doctor on NBC's "Hannibal."

According to EW, Anderson will appear in multiple episodes of the new NBC series as Dr. Hannibal Lecter's (Mads Mikkelsen) personal psychiatrist. Since "The X-Files" wrapped Anderson has kept busy across the pond. Anderson has appeared in "Bleak House," "Great Expectations," and "The Fall." The "Hannibal" role marks her return to American TV.

"Hannibal" already has quite the guest cast list. Eddie Izzard, Anna Chlumsky, Raul Esparza, Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne have all signed on for guest roles on the new NBC drama from Bryan Fuller.

No premiere date for "Hannibal" has been set.