By James Hibberd
Updated April 17, 2013 at 06:02 PM EDT

Even shrinks need shrinks. Especially Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Below is an exclusive first photo of former X-Files star Gillian Anderson’s return to TV as a therapist who doesn’t realize her patient is a cannibal serial killer. But will she make him less lethal or simply become his afternoon snack?

Hannibal airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. Anderson makes her debut in the thriller later this season. Here’s your first look photo:

And here’s a previous super-quick glimpse of Anderson from a trailer giving an overview of the season: