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

*Laurence Fishburne will return to series television in NBC’s upcoming Hannibal Lecter series “Hannibal.”


The “CSI” alum will play FBI special agent Jack Crawford, the boss of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), the criminal profiler who’s tracking a serial killer with the help of Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).

The series is loosely based on Thomas Harris’ novel “Red Dragon,” the prequel to “The Silence of the Lambs.”

Hannibal will premiere as a midseason replacement on NBC.