“Hannibal” is certainly flirting with a lot of juicy guest appearance news as it gears up for Season 3, which is set to premiere in 2015. Creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller excited fans at San Diego Comic-Con with the announcement that Eddie Izzard would return in the new season to reprise his role in a flashback scene as Dr. Abel Gideon. “Halt and Catch Fire” star Lee Pace also is clamoring for a role in the new episodes. However, maybe the most exciting news yet is the prospect that “Silence of the Lambs” vet Jodie Foster will be getting involved in the NBC drama.

E! Online reports overhearing Fuller asking Foster to direct an episode in the new season at an Emmy Awards after party. He also tweeted a picture of the pair together. Apparently, the actress said she would consider the project. Foster won an Academy Award in 1992 for her role as Clarice Sterling in “Silence of the Lambs,” the Best Picture winning film featuring the Hannibal Lector character. This would be Foster’s first return to the franchise.



Foster has also recently begun directing heavily again. She made her directorial debut with a 1998 episode of ‘Tales from the Darkside”and  has been busy lately, directing “The Beaver” in 2011 with Mel Gibson and two episodes of “Orange is the New Black” Season 2.

Season 3 of “Hannibal” will pick up one year after the shocking events in the Season 2 finale with Will tracking down Hannibal, who has assumed a new identity in Florence. Fans will have to be patient for news on if Jodie Foster will be a part of the new season, and even more so for the Season 3 premiere, which is set to air in early 2015.

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