CBS is set to produce Clarice, a crime drama series set after the events of The Silence of the Lambs movie.
Directed by Jonathan Demme and released in 1991, Silence of the Lambs is a psychological thriller about the story of Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) who finds herself seeking the help of the imprisoned serial killer Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) to track down a homicidal maniac who skins his the corpses of his female victims.
Silence of the Lambs got critical acclaim with many singling out the performances of Foster and Hopkins and the film also five Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay).
The character of Clarice is now getting her story continued in a tale set in 1993, a year after the happenings in the original film. She returns to the field to chase some of the most perverse criminals and killers while navigating the political world of Washington D.C.
The series is written and directed by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet and Odu News learned that there is much excitement surrounding the project.
The writers had this to say about the upcoming series:
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.