Mason Verger, we hope you're ready for your close-up!
Back in February, it was revealed that Michael Pitt (of 'Boardwalk Empire) would be taking on the iconic role of Mason Verger on NBC's delectable Friday night series, 'Hannibal.' And now, the time has finally come to officially meet this character in the flesh!
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Thanks to these newly acquired images from this week's upcoming episode, titled “Naka-choko,” fans are able to get a first-hand look at Verger's highly anticipated debut, where he'll be interacting with his previously attempted victim/sister, Margot Verger (Katharine Isabelle), as well as the formidable Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) himself.
For those of you unfamiliar with the character from the former movies and novels, Verger is a highly unstable, but extremely wealthy patient of Hannibal's, who eventually becomes the only person to ever survive an attack by the cannibal-crazed therapist. This will, in turn, cause him to become obsessed with exacting revenge on Hannibal, which is made evident in the 2002 film of the same name.
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Obviously, NBC's version of the story starts some time before any of these horrific events unfold, so it'll be very interesting to see how he interacts with his future nemesis, knowing what we do about what's to come later on. Undoubtedly, it will make for some truly chilling (and therefore completely awesome) scenes.
So, Fannibals, whet your appetites with the photos found both above and below, and prepare yourselves for what's sure to be a delicious main course come Friday.
'Hannibal' airs Fridays at 10/9c on NBC.