Actor Joe Anderson has been cast as Michael Pitt's replacement in hit U.S. Tv series Hannibal.

The Boardwalk Empire star was first introduced as Mason Verger in the second season of the show earlier this year (14), but he has since decided not to return for the upcoming third season, according to

Anderson recently took to to confirm the casting news by showing off a picture of himself sporting prosthetics for the character's burned face.

Hannibal, which stars Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy, is slated to return to the small screen next year (15).