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'Hannibal' Casts Cynthia Nixon, 'The Following' Recruits Carrie Preston

September 7, 2013 (1:46 am) GMT
The 'Sex and the City' alumna takes a recurring role as Jack Crawford's new boss Kade Prurnell, while the 'True Blood' actress will guest star as Joe's most loyal groupie.

"" and "" have added an actress each to their cast ensembles for season 2. The former books for a recurring role, while the latter taps Carrie Preston for a guest appearance.

On the NBC drama, Nixon, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes on "", will play Kade Prurnell. She's "an employee of the Office of the Inspector General in FBI Oversight who is investigating the events of the first season and Jack Crawford's () culpability," TVLine reports.

As for Preston, she will portray Judy, Joe's most loyal groupie on the FOX thriller. E! News, which first breaks the news, describes her as "the Penny Lane of serial-killer groupies." The actress, who still has a regular role as Arlene on HBO's "", joins , , and Sam Underwood who have been previously cast for the show's next installment.

"Hannibal" will return midseason, while "The Following" is slated to return in January 2014.

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