Article by Suzanne Philips

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Richard Armitage.  Copyright Popsugar.com

Richard Armitage. Copyright Popsugar.com

Richard Armitage, who can currently be seen as Thorin in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” will be joining the cast of NBC’s hit show ” Hannibal” for it’s third season.

Armitage will play Francis Dolarhyde, a serial killer whose habit of biting his victims has earned him the nick-name “The Tooth Fairy”.  Dolarhyde was the primary antagonist in Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel and subsequent film adaptation which had the character played by Ralph Fiennes .  Armitage will have a 6-episode arc, which begins with the season’s eight episode.

Richard Armitage at Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for Peter Jackson.  Photo copyright Tafriha Ahmed

Richard Armitage at Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for Peter Jackson. Photo copyright Tafriha Ahmed

 

Season 3 of “Hannibal” should premiere in late spring or early summer of 2015.  The show airs on the NBC network.