Character: Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
Created by: Bryan Fuller
Directed by: Various
Written by: Bryan Fuller, Thomas Harris, Steve Lightfoot, Scott Nimerfro
Produced by: Jennifer Schuur, Michael Wray, Angelina Burnett, Don Mancini, Lisa Kussner, Karen Moore
Cast Members: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne, Scott Thompson, Aaron Abrams
Released date: May 9, 2013
Episode(s) Number: 1x07, 1x08, 1x11, 1x12, 1x13, 2x01, 2x02, 2x12, 2x13, 3x01, 3x02, 3x03, 3x04, 3x05, 3x06, 3x07, 3x08, 3x09, 3x10, 3x11, 3x12, 3x13
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
• The role of Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier was originally written as a much older woman with Angela Lansbury in mind. When Lansbury could not accept the role due to conflicts with the Australian production of Driving Miss Daisy, the role was rewritten for a younger actress and Gillian Anderson was cast.
• Gillian Anderson, who plays Bedelia Du Maurier, was in talks to play the role of Clarice Starling in the film Hannibal (2001). In fact, Anderson has admitted that her characterization of Dana Scully on The X-Files (1993) was largely inspired by Jodie Foster’s Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
• Each season is related to the culinary arts, with each season having an ethnic association in the episode titles. Thus, season 1 was French; season 2 was Japanese; and season 3 was Italian.
• This series exists in the same fictional universe as other Bryan Fuller series: Wonderfalls (2004), Pushing Daisies (2007) and Mockingbird Lane (2012).
• Gillian would later reunite with Bryan Fuller for American Gods (2017).