Hannibal Recasting: Michael Pitt Is Out, Joe Anderson Replaces Him as Mason Verger

December 22, 2014 7:24 PM

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Hannibal Recasting: Michael Pitt Is Out, Joe Anderson Replaces Him as Mason Verger

The creepiness will continue. Actor Michael Pitt has quietly exited NBC television series Hannibal, TVLine reported this past weekend, with actor Joe Anderson stepping in to portray sociopathic pig farmer Mason Verger.

Pitt, 33, played the psychotic meat-packing magnate in season two of the series, and his departure from the show coincides with a rather timely part of story line. In one of the final episodes of this past season, Pitt's character was forced to inhale several hallucinogenic drugs, and Hannibal Lecte...

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