[TV] More “Hannibal” Casting, Next On “The Walking Dead” and “Dexter”

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Broadway vet Raul Esparza (pictured) is joining “Hannibal,” NBC’s contemporary Hannibal Lecter series in the key role of Dr. Chilton, TVLine reports. The character was originated on the big screen by actor Benjamin Hendrickson in 1986′s Manhunter. Anthony Heald took over the role of Lecter’s infamous jailer in The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon. Like “Hannibal”‘s Caroline Dhavernas, Molly Shannon, Chelan Simons, Ellen Greene and Gina Torres, Esparza previously worked with exec producer Bryan Fuller: He played traveling salesman Alfredo Aldarisio in Fuller’s “Pushing Daisies.” “Hannibal,” which is based on characters from Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon,” centers on the budding relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy) and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) – who are re-introduced at the beginning of their budding relationship.

Inside we have 3 clips for Showtime’s “Dexter” Episode 7.09 “Helter Skelter.” Airing Sunday, November 25, “As Dexter scrambles to track down Isaak, a power struggle erupts among the Koshka Brotherhood, which could prove to Dexter’s advantage. Meanwhile, Miami Dade tries to smoke out the Phantom Arsonist.

Lastly, we also have sneak peaks at AMC’s “The Walking Dead“. Next Sunday, November 25 AMC airs episode 03.07 “When the Dead Come Knocking.” In the episode, the governor seeks information; a new guest at the prison forces Rick’s hand.