Fans “dying” to see Clarice–the TV series that serves as the long-looked-for sequel to the 1991 Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs–can really enjoy those fava beans with a nice Chianti now.
A tantalizingly brief trailer for the series–and a debut of Feb. 11, 2021 at 10 p.m. on CBS–were announced this week, as reported by movieweb.com. Check out the teaser on this page for a glimpse into the further adventures of F.B.I. Special Agent Clarice Starling.
One ominous line in the teaser may set the tone for the series. As a body bag is pulled from the water, a man asks Clarice: “What do you do with all your rage?”
The show–led by showrunner Elizabeth Klaviter and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet–stars Rebecca Breeds in the titular role, along with Marnee Carpenter, Jayne Atkinson, Shawn Doyle, Tim Guinee, Kal Penn, Nick Sandow and Michael Cudlitz.
The main storyline–set in 1993, one year after the events in the classic movie–follows Starling as she returns to her F.B.I. duties, pursuing “serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high-stakes political world of Washington, D.C.” Her bravery, an asset in her work, also gives her “an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her.”
The Silence of the Lambs–directed by Jonathan Demme and adapted from the 1988 novel by Thomas Harris–stars Sir Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling. The movie–which won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay–grossed $273 million worldwide on a $19-million budget.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any future updates on Clarice on CBS.