Clarice, the Silence of the Lambs-inspired TV series that isn’t Hannibal, has landed itself a place on the CBS midseason lineup. Rebecca Breeds plays the FBI agent, leading a cast that includes Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, and Devyn A. Tyler. New details about the show come with this news, revealing the series is set after the events of Silence of the Lambs, making it a sequel series.
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A slew of TV casting happened this week, and we’re here to tell you all about it. Clarice, a Silence of the Lambs spin-off series that isn’t Hannibal, has found its lead, and so has the Kung Fu reboot. Meanwhile, the new pilot for The Lost Boys TV series has added a bunch of names as well. This will actually be the second attempt at a Lost Boys pilot – Warner Bros. TV fired the entire cast of their original pilot, save for two actors.
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After NBC gave us a series focused squarely on The Silence of the Lambs serial killer Hannibal Lecter, CBS is looking to follow the classic movie with a sequel series called Clarice, focusing on Jodie Foster’s character of FBI agent Clarice Starling one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. However, the series doesn’t have any connection to the NBC series Hannibal. Read More »
Briefly: Bryan Fuller is doing a TV show for NBC called Hannibal, in which Hugh Dancy plays FBI Agent Will Graham in stories that act as prequels to Jonathan Demme’s 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. And now there is also a TV show in development to explore the early days of Clarice Starling, the character played by Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs. TV Guide (via Vulture) says that Lifetime is putting together the show, which is in the early stages of development, and that it will “follow the exploits of a young Clarice Starling soon after she graduates from the FBI academy.”
And that’s a little… weird. Because until Clarice meets Hannibal Lecter, she’s a good agent, but is her story really any different than one we might find in any other cop/FBI procedural? Probably not, and that could be exactly the point. Clarice gets the recognizance of being related to the classic thriller, but doesn’t really have to do anything other than be a regular old cop show. Win/win for Lifetime!