Eddie Izzard Joins NBC’s Hannibal

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Eddie Izzard Los Angeles Premiere of CARS 2 Photo: ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan

Though Eddie Izzard's plum role in Bryan Fuller's and NBC's Munsters reboot amounted to nothing, the British comic is getting a consolation prize at the network with a guest role on Fuller's forthcoming Hannibal. Izzard will play "an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane — yes, the very same facility where Hannibal Lecter is eventually incarcerated." His character claims to be a serial killer called the Chesapeake Ripper. Great casting.