There’s more casting news today from Clarice. Actor Douglas Smith (The Alienist) has joined the cast in a recurring role.
Set one year after the events of Silence of the Lambs, the series follows Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) as she moves back into the field in pursuit of serial killers and sexual predators against the backdrop 1993 Washington, D.C.
Smith has been cast in the recurring role of Tyson Conway, though no further details have been released about the character at this time. Interestingly, the actor appeared opposite Ted Levine in The Alienist. Levine, of course, played Jame Gumb in The Silence of the Lambs.
Elizabeth Klaviter serves as the showrunner on the series written and executive produced by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman.
It’s been almost 30 years since The Silence of the Lambs took America by storm earning Oscars for both Jodie Foster in the role of Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkins as the ultra-refined cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter. The film was based on the book by Thomas Harris and over the last couple of decades, we’ve seen further adaptations of Harris’s novels including Hannibal and Red Dragon, both of which starred Anthony Hopkins, as well as another series titled Hannibal starring Mads Mikkelsen in the titular role opposite Hugh Dancy.
We’re certainly looking forward to this new iteration focused on Clarice Starling. How about you? Let us know your thoughts on Clarice in the comments below!