Hannibal Season 3 spoilers: Key Red Dragon character cast

True Blood star signs on for Hannibal Season 3 as a pivotal character from Red Dragon

Rutina Wesley as Tara in True Blood
Rutina Wesley as Tara in True Blood

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Nina Arianda has been cast as Will Graham’s wife Molly Foster in Hannibal‘s third season, TV Line reports that another key Red Dragon character has been cast.

True Blood star Rutina Wesley, who played Tara in HBO’s blood-soaked long-running hit, will play Reba McClane. In the book, Reba is a blind woman who works alongside Francis Dolarhyde and falls for the softly spoken serial killer (in fairness, she doesn’t know he’s the Tooth Fairy). His growing fondness for her makes him want to fight his horrifying impulses…for a while.

Reba was played by Joan Allen in Manhunter and Emily Watson in Red Dragon. Wesley did some excellent work on True Blood and we’re very excited to see her show her range in Fuller’s Hannibal-verse.

Hannibal Season 3 returns to NBC in the Summer and (hopefully) soon after in the UK on Sky Living. Keep up with the latest genre TV news with the new issue of SciFiNow.