Clarice: CBS orders Silence of the Lambs sequel series
Staff Reporter | On 14, Jan 2020
Clarice Starling is returning to our screens in a new series based on The Silence of the Lambs.
The drama series, set in 1993, picks up a year following the events of The Silence of the Lambs. Taking a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling, the series will bring fans along as she returns to the field in pursuit of serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.
It has been commissioned by CBS, as it makes a growing push to order high-profile dramas primarily built around existing franchises to bolster its CBS All-Access streaming service. That includes Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard, as well as The Good Wife spin-off, The Good Fight. Secret Hideout’s Heather Kadin will also serve as an Executive Producer along with Aaron Baiers as Co-Executive Producer. The project will be produced by MGM and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout.
“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes,” say Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny 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. Her time is now, and always.”
Kurtzman and Lumet are currently the co-creators and co-showrunners of the CBS All Access series The Man Who Fell To Earth. Kurtzman and his production company, Secret Hideout, meanwhile, are at the helm of the growing Star Trek universe on CBS All Access. Kurtzman is also an Executive Producer on Hawaii Five-0. Heather Kadin serves as an Executive Producer on the Star Trek projects and is the president of television at Secret Hideout.