Deadline reports, Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) has officially been cast as title character Clarice for the upcoming CBS pilot episode by the same name.
Clarice is set in 1993. A year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. The series is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling (Breeds), as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high-stakes political world of Washington, D.C.
The series is not expected to have a cross over point with Hannibal Lecter. It will instead focus on the “brilliant” Clarice character.
Breeds takes over in a role that was previously filled by Jodie Foster in 91’s Silence of the Lambs and Julianne Moore in 2001’s Hannibal.
From the sounds of it, this is going to be a procedural take. Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal occasionally followed a slight procedural blueprint. It walked that line intelligently with the help of smart dialogue and the use of intense visuals.
The series is being written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet.
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