Within an interview with Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller at Huffington Post, Shock reader "J Jett" discovered the first photo of actor Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire, Funny Games) as Mason Verger in the NBC series. The pic was taken by director David Slade.
Verger was previously played by Gary Oldman in the Ridley Scott film Hannibal. The character first appeared in the Thomas Harris novel of the same name as a pedophile who was out to exact revenge on Hannibal. Who knows how Verger will be portrayed in Fuller's show, but we're already seeing the character's sister, Margot (Katharine Isabelle), pop up in the series.
In this week's episode of Hannibal: The BAU team look into the case of a truck driver's body that appears to have been torn apart by two different animal species. Will meets Hannibal's strange new patient after one of his sessions. Determined to find Will's true self, Hannibal devises a test but the results surprise him.