The cast for NBC's upcoming Hannibal television series is shaping up rather nicely: In addition to Mads Mikkelsen starring as the titular Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy as the FBI agent who grows drawn to him, TVLine is reporting that Matrix and CSI star Laurence Fishburne is in talks to join the series as well. His character would be that of Jack Crawford, "the agent-in-charge at the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI who is tasked with tracking down a certain flesh-eating serial killer."

Since NBC is trying be all original with this adaptation and all, we can only hope that this role will see the return of his Morpheus glasses because how badass would that guy be? Hannibal wouldn't mess with him. Bam, plot twist.

NBC had no comment.

[via TVLine]