Katharine Isabelle's lesbian character
on the NBC hit series Hannibal will get a love interest in the
show's upcoming third season.
Hannibal, which is based on the
novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, has received critical
acclaimed. It focuses on the budding relationship between FBI
special agent Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal
Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a cannibalistic serial killer and a forensic
In season 2, producers introduced
Margot Verger (Isabelle), who is one of Lecter's patients.
Bryan Fuller, who developed the series
for NBC, told lesbian entertainment blog AfterEllen.com
that Verger will have a love interest in season 3 who has already
Fuller also explained why he removed
some of Verger's original backstory.
“I really like the character in the
book as well as I was troubled by the character in the book,”
Fuller said. “Because in the book she was somebody who was
habitually raped since she was a toddler, essentially, by her
brother. And then later sort of abused her body with steroids and
destroyed her reproductive organs and it felt, to me, like the wrong
message for a character – that if you’re molested as a child,
you’re going to become a lesbian. And so I took the sexual angle
out of their relationship because I thought that was a bad message.”
“I think we will definitely be seeing
other sides of her,” Fuller added.