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True Blood star Rutina Wesley set for Hannibal role

January 24th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Rutina Wesley’s Tara Thorton was one of my favourite things about True Blood (before I gave up on it during season 2, anyway) and it’s great to see her coming to Hannibal.

TVLine are reporting that she will play Reba McClane in season three. McClane is a blind woman who killer Francis Dollarhyde falls in love with and who is “his best chance at humanity.”

She’s a major character in the book Red Dragon which seems to be a big part of Season three so we’re expecting to see her recurring quite a bit. Joan Allen played the character in Manhunter and Emily Watson in Red Dragon, both based on Thomas Harris’ novel.

Hannibal Season 3 airs this summer.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….