CBS has finally released an update on Clarice, its much anticipated sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs, providing both a trailer and the official February 11 premiere date.
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The official CBS show description states: “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.”
This promises to be an interesting concept, particularly since due to copyright issues the character of Clarice has not been seen onscreen since Jodi Foster brought her to life in Jonathan Demme’s award-winning 1991 film version of The Silence of the Lambs. Filling this special role in Clarice will be The Originals star Rebecca Breeds, who will be surrounded onscreen by notable names including Marnee Carpenter, Devyn Tyler, Michael Cudlitz, Lucca de Oliveira, Kal Penn and Nick Sandow. CBS has revealed the first look at this cast in Clarice‘s first official trailer, which you can watch above, and it only makes the upcoming series more enticing to watch when it does arrive.
All things point to a unique and interesting series that will tackle a familiar character in an unfamiliar way. So be ready to tune in to CBS on February 11 to see it for yourself.