Michael Pitt Exits ‘Hannibal’ and Joe Anderson Takes the Roll
Hannibal will welcome a new face in the upcoming third season.
Michael Pitt has exited the NBC series, with Joe Anderson stepping in to replace him.
The Boardwalk Empire alum first appeared in season 2 as Mason Verger, a sociopathic pig farmer.
The recasting kind of works out since Lecter gave Mason hallucinogenic drugs at the end of season 2 and persuaded him to cut off pieces of his own face.
Anderson’s previous credits include Across the Universe, The River and The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part Two.