Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs

Thomas Harris and Hannibal Lector fans will be chuffed to learn that CBS has a big series in the works that will include some familiar characters. The series, to be called Clarice, is set in 1993: a year after the events in Silence of the Lambs. From Deadline Hollywood:

Rebecca Breeds (The Originals, Pretty Little Liars) has been cast as the lead, Clarice Starling, in CBS’ crime drama pilot Clarice, based on the famous Thomas Harris character. The project written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet has a big series commitment, and a writers room already has been set up ….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 Hannibal Lecter character will not be part of the series.

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