The 'Hannibal' season 3 premiere hid a huge actor in plain sight

Warning: There are spoilers ahead!
If you tuned into the season 3 premiere of “Hannibal,” there was a huge cameo; however, you may have easily missed it!

About 30 minutes into the episode, we see Bedelia (Gillian Anderson) mere inches away from a man lying on the floor who died at her hands.

Normally, you wouldn’t think to pay so much attention to a corpse lying in the background.

But when Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) passes by it, you get a glimpse of the actor lying on the floor.

At this point, you may still dismiss the lifeless actor on the ground; however, the series then showed him head on.

Let’s take a closer look. 

Look familiar?

Yup. That’s Zachary Quinto of “Star Trek” and “Heroes” fame playing a corpse!

Fans of the series will know series showrunner Bryan Fuller previously worked with Quinto on another NBC series, “Heroes.” On that show, Quinto was a vicious serial killer himself, so it’s kind of funny to see him dead on a series about another serial killer — especially without a line of dialogue.

Don’t worry.

This won’t be the last we see of him.

Fuller teased online during the season premiere we’ll see more of the actor in episode 10.


“Hannibal” is on NBC Thursday nights at 10 p.m.


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