It will be a Hannibal event when Ellen Muth comes to town. The upcoming episode of the stylish, killer, late night NBC series is titled “Relevés” and is happening on June 13 with special guest star Ellen Muth. Muth was the star of Bryan Fuller’s Showtime dramedy Dead Like Me, and her Hannibal character is a tribute to her previous one. That’s right, she’s still a dead girl. We have pictures!
This may be the most intriguing development since Hannibal kicked off its freshman season this April, introducing audiences to the newest incarnation of Hannibal Lecter, as slickly played by Mads Mikkelsen and the brilliant, but tormented investigator Will Graham cast by Hugh Dancy.
So, if you’re a real Hannibal fan, already know a thing or two about Ellen Muth’s character, Georgia Madchen. She cropped up in the May 30th edition, “Buffet Froid”. And she’s not actually dead. Yet. Georgia suffers from and unusual condition known as Cotard’s Syndrome, which is a powerful delusion under which one is convinced one is actually deceased. It also takes away the ability to recognize and identify faces. Even family members can become strangers.
Without further ado, take a look at these photos from the next episode. There are a handful of glimpses of Eddie Izzard acting as Dr. Gideon in the batch.
With all this excitement, does it surprise you that NBC has not yet given the green light to a second season? Although episodes one and two drew in over 4 million viewers each, viewership has declined. Later episodes have been drawing in only over 2 million. I wonder if we can fault the fact that Hannibal wasn’t doing any killing at first, or at least we couldn’t be sure he was doing any killing.
Bryan Fuller likes working with his friends again and again. He also reunited with Gillian Anderson on the Hannibal set. She appeared as Lecter’s own psychoanalyst in episode 8.