First Look at Michael Pitt as Mason Verger on ‘Hannibal’

His appearance has been teased for a couple of weeks now, but we are just about ready to meet one of “Hannibal”‘s most famous supporting characters on NBC’s series adaptation of Thomas Harris’novels. HuffPo today posted the first picture of Michael Pitt as Mason Verger, who will be making his appearance in the May 2nd episode.

Mason’s appearance was first teased in last week’s episode, when his sister Margot Verger (Katharine Isabelle) took Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) on as her therapist and at the very top of the list of topics for discussion was her brother, briefly shown in shadow holding her down to the ground.

The first photo of this abusive rich kid – who will one day get his just desserts when he ends up disfigured beyond recognition (as played by Gary Oldman in the 2001 film “Hannibal”) – doesn’t tell us much, except that perhaps David Slade, who took the photo, may be stepping behind the director’s chair again for this episode. Then again, he’s a producer on the show as well, so perhaps he was just on set and decided to snap a photo.

“Hannibal” airs every Friday night at 10pm on NBC.

yay or nay?