CBS has given a series commitment to “Clarice,” a sequel series to “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), the network announced Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
From executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet and based on the character created by Thomas Harris, the show is set in 1993, the year after the events in the Oscar-winning film and will follow Clarice Starling as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating Washington, D.C.
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“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes — Clarice Starling,” Kurtzman and Lumet. “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.