CBS is Developing a ‘Clarice’ Show Based on The Silence of the Lambs Character


The Silence of the Lambs is getting a new installment with a CBS drama series called Clarice. Based on the Thomas Harris character Clarice Sterling, it will be set after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. It will be written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet.

A writer’s room has already been set up for Clarice, which will film a pilot episode (but, it’s already received a full-season order). The show will be set in 1993, a year after The Silence of The Lambs. Clarice will explore a personal and untold story of the character. She will return to the field to track down serial killers and sexual predators, as well as contending with the political world in Washington, DC.

Kurtzman and Lumet stated:

“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes – Clarice Starling. Clarice’s bravery and complexity have always lit the way, even as her personal story remained in the dark. But hers is the very story we need today: her struggle, her resilience, her victory. Her time is now, and always.”

Jodie Foster ended up playing the character that was originally featured in the 1988 novel. The movie, which starred Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector, ended up being a huge success and has spawned many sequels and other projects, such as a TV show.

What do you think about a series featuring Clarice?

Source: Deadline

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