One of the movies that defines my childhood believe it or not is Silence of the Lambs. From a young age I would read the back of the box intrigued by the words “psychological thriller”. It was on my 13th birthday that I finally got to watch it. And after that it was love at first watch. They have come out with other movies like “Hannibal Rising” and even series like “Hannibal” but none of them did the original film justice. Of course that’s just my opinion. Now CBS has announced that they will be creating a series based on the original film that follows this time instead of Hannibal, Clarice.
Clarice will take place six months after the events of the movie. After her encounter with Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill. It will star Rebecca Breeds(Pretty Little Liars) as Clarice. Clarice was originally played by Jodi Foster.
“CLARICE, from acclaimed executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, and starring Rebecca Breeds (“Pretty Little Liars”) in the title role, is a deep dive into the untold personal story of brilliant and vulnerable FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, six months after the events of “The Silence of the Lambs.” Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, Michael Cudlitz, Lucca De Oliveira and Devyn A. Tyler also star. Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet and Heather Kadin are executive producers for MGM Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. Aaron Baiers is a co-executive producer.”
This should be an exciting show that will take us through just how much Clarice went through. No doubt she will be suffering from trauma as she has to return to the field. She will have to work through that to get her to where the movie Hannibal had her as the leader of a field team for the FBI. Which leaves the story completely open for adaptation.
Clarice is set to premiere sometime in the 2020 – 2021 broadcast season.