August 23, 2012 5:45pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Hannibal' Adds Potential Love Interest for Hugh Dancy (Exclusive)
NBC's Hannibal has cast a new member of Laurence Fishburne's investigative team.
Hettienne Park, whose credits include Young Adult, Bride Wars and episodes of Mercy and The Good Wife, has joined the upcoming adaptation of the Thomas Harris books, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Park will recur as Beverly Katz, a bright-eyed yet weary crime scene investigator who specializes in working with fibers. She's part of a team of three who piece evidence together. When she first encounters Will (Hugh Dancy), she confronts the criminal profiler about his unusual role with the FBI and flags the special treatment he receives. While the duo initially clashes, their relationship could potentially become a romantic one.
Mads Mikkelsen will play the psychiatrist-turned-serial killer in the 13-episode dramatic take from Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller. Wonderfalls alum Caroline Dhavernas will star as Dr. Alana Bloom, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago who also works as a consultant profiler for the FBI.
Fishburne will recur as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI's behavioral science unit, with L.A. Complex's Aaron Abrams recurring as Brian, a medical school grad and tech geek who works with Park's Beverly.
Fuller will write and executive produce alongside Martha De Laurentiis (Red Dragon and the big-screen feature Hannibal), Sara Colleton (Showtime's Dexter), Jesse Alexander (Lost) and Katie O'Connell. David Slade will direct and exec produce the NBC-Gaumont International Television co-production.
Park, repped by Blue Ridge Entertainment, has also appeared in Damages, Law & Order and Numbers.