Actor Laurence Fishburne attends the Paul Simon Songbook to Benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center gala concert & dinner at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/Getty Images)

Legendary actor Laurence Fishburne is preparing to play the supervisor of a FBI agent on a new TV drama. Fishburne, who has held many leading roles in television (CSI) as well as film, will make several appearances on NBC’s newest thriller Hannibal, which is inspired by the infamous movie character Hannibal Lecter. The pilot will consist of 13 episodes and is set to premiere mid-season. Entertainment Weekly reports:

Laurence Fishburne is returning to primetime TV.

The former CSI star has just been cast in a key recurring role on NBC’s upcoming serial killer thriller Hannibal.

The veteran actor (The Matrix) will play FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit leader Jack Crawford on the show.

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