CBS released a full-length trailer for its “The Silence of the Lambs” spin off television series Clarice, earlier in January. The TV show is about Jodie Foster’s character Clarice Starling. Elizabeth Klaviter is the showrunner. The trailer invokes plenty of imagery from Jonathan Demme’s 1991 original masterpiece.
Clarice is a 2021 psychological thriller crime drama created by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. It is based on the best-selling novel, “The Silence of the Lambs” and as a sequel to the movie of the same name.
The spin off offers 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 brave Clarice’s complex psychological make-up that comes from a challenging childhood empowering 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.
The series started premiering on CBS on 11 February 2021, with a new episode releasing every Thursday 10 pm ET.
Australian actress Rebecca Breeds plays Clarice Starling in the series. The role has been previously essayed by Hollywood stalwarts like Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore in The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, respectively.
Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly ranked Starling as one of the “50 Greatest Movie Protagonists” and “100 Greatest Movie Characters” as portrayed by Jodie Foster. The former Oscar winning performances may prove to be quite a challenge for Rebecca Breeds, but if she can manage to make the character her own, it may very well turn out to be a star-making role. The show also stars Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, Michael Cudlitz and Lucca de Oliveira.
The almost 2 minute clip resounds the motifs and tone of the original movie in an intriguing way.