Alas, it’s not a fourth season of Hannibal (c’mon already!), but perhaps this could be another worthy adaptation of author Thomas Harris’ creations.
The teaser trailer has arrived for Clarice, an upcoming television series sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. The series is set one year after the events of that troubling case and follows FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in ’93.
Aussie actress Rebecca Breeds (Home & Away, Pretty Little Liars, The Originals) takes on the role of Clarice, a part previously inhabited by Jodie Foster, who gave an Academy Award-winning performance as the agent in 1991’s masterful The Silence of the Lambs, and Julianne Moore in Ridley Scott’s Hannibal. The cast includes Michael Cudlitz as Paul Krendler, Lucca de Oliveira as Tomas Esquivel, Kal Penn as Shaan Tripathi, Nick Sandow as Agent Clarke, Devyn Tyler as Ardelia Mapp and Marnee Carpenter as Catherine Martin.
The show has been created by Alex Kurtzman, known for creating/exec producing Star Trek shows Discovery & Picard and writing films such The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Jenny Lumet, who’s worked with Kurtzman on the Trek projects.
Fingers crossed here. Clarice will be hitting CBS and CBS All Access on February 11th, 2021.
Official synopsis for Clarice:
CLARICE is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of “The Silence of the Lambs.” Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice’s bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man’s world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.