Michael Pitt Is Mason Verger In NBC's "Hannibal"

By Garth Franklin Friday January 31st 2014 03:52PM

Michael Pitt ("Boardwalk Empire," "Funny Games") has scored the role of Mason Verger in the latter half of the upcoming second season of NBC's "Hannibal"

In the books Verger is a patient of Dr. Lecter's who unwisely begins to play a deadly game when he discovers Hannibal's secrets.

Ultimately he becomes horribly disfigured and serves as the main antagonist in Harris' novel "Hannibal". Gary Oldman played the character in Ridley Scott's 2001 film adaptation.

Source: EW