The Hobbit star Richard Armitage is set to join the cast of Hannibal.

It has been reported that Armitage will play a serial killer named Francic Dolarhyde AKA The Tooth Fairy.

The character originally appeared on Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon.

It is expected that Armitage will appear in at least 6 episodes of the series.

Hannibal returns to Sky Living later this year.