We have five new promotional photographs for Hannibal 2×07 Yakimono! None of them are of Miriam Lass, unfortunately, but we get to see Will outside of prison! Hurray! A free Will is a Will we like to see.
[Spoilers about not yet introduced S2 characters ahead:]One of the great casting coups of Hannibal Season 2 is Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt as Mason Verger, and Bryan Fuller tells SciFiNow that he can’t wait for Fannibals to see him.
“I’m eager for people to take a peek at what he does because I think it will be certainly iconic in the Thomas Harris legacy of these characters,” he tells us.
Mason Verger is the wealthy psychopath previously played by Gary Oldman in Ridley Scott’s Hannibal, and Fuller tells us that Pitt’s take will see Dr Lecter pushed to his limit.
“The scenes with Michael Pitt and Mads Mikkelsen have been so much fun to cut because we’ve always talked about how Mason Verger has to be a bit of the Joker to Hannibal’s Batman and they have to have a dynamic of ‘Here’s this guy who’s in therapy with Hannibal Lecter, but he clearly has no taste for him,’” he tells us.
“Well, he does, but he just thinks he’s an atrocious human being, and the last episode of the Verger arc is one of the darkest comedies that we’ve done on the show.”
“Michael Pitt brings such a pimp quality to Mason Verger because the first time you see him he’s dressed in this fantastic fur coat and there’s a little bit of The Great Gatsby meets Scott Disick,so he’s fantastically styled and Michael had so much fun with the role, it’s been delightful to cut him because he is trying everything and really embracing the kind of haute creep capacity of this character, and it’s really exciting.”