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True Blood’s” Rutina Wesley has chosen an equally gory series for her rebound role, joining NBC’s “Hannibal” as a pivotal character from Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel in season three.

She’ll play Reba McClane, a blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), and helps soothe his murderous urges — at least at first. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) will come into contact with Dolarhyde (aka “The Tooth Fairy”) around the eighth episode of the third season.

Also joining the cast in season three is Nina Arianda, who will play Will Graham’s wife, Molly. The new episodes will also revisit the mutilated Mason Verger (with Joe Anderson replacing Michael Pitt in the role) and a number of other characters who had unfortunate encounters with Mads Mikkelsen’s titular killer.

Variety sister site TVLine first reported Wesley’s casting.

“Hannibal” will return to NBC this summer.