Today Variety announced that television network CBS has given the green light to a new series, Clarice ,which takes place in 1993 and follows Clarice Starling after the events of The Silence Of The Lambs.
Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek: Discovery) and Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married) are set to produce the show which is set one year after the escape of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes – Clarice Starling,” both Kurtzman and Lumet were quoted as saying. “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.”
Lifetime network, in conjunction with MGM, originally attempted a Clarice Starling-based series of their own in 2012, which never came to fruition.
Silence Of The Lambs was written by Thomas Harris and published in 1988 as a sequel to the novel Red Dragon. Harris added two more novels to the series with Hannibal in 1999 and Hannibal Rising in 2006.