Clarice

‘Silence of the Lambs’ Spin-Off Series ‘Clarice’ Picked up by CBS

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Deadline is reporting that CBS has given a straight-to-series order for a new show that will dive deep into the life of Clarice Starling after the events of The Silence of the Lambs.

Titled simply Clarice, the series will pick up in 1993, six months after the film ended, and will follow Starling as she returns to the field.

Clarice is written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman (Sleepy Hollow) and Jenny Lumet (Star Trek: Discovery).

As we previously reported, Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) will take on the titular role originated by Jodie Foster in the film. Foster won an Oscar for her performance. The character was later played by Julianne Moore in the sequel Hannibal.

Breeds is joined by Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle), Nick Sandow (Orange is the New Black), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Lucca De Oliveira (Animal Kingdom),  and Devyn A. Tyler (The Purge series) though we do not know at this time who they will play.

News for the order of Clarice came today along with mention that a reboot of The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah has been picked up direct to series, as well.

CBS, like many broadcast networks, are doing their best to determine just how to proceed during the shutdown of productions in the wake of Covid-19. Forgoing the process of ordering a pilot to test, they have given the go-ahead for both series to begin writing and planning their full seasons. However, we will have to wait until productions are given the green light to resume filming before we will know more about premiere dates.

It is entirely possible that we won’t see either series until early to mid-2021.

What do you think about a series based around Clarice Starling? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Waylon Jordan is a lifelong fan of genre fiction and film especially those with a supernatural element. He firmly believes that horror reflects collective fears of society and can be used as a tool for social change.