Silence Of The Lambs Sequel Series Arrives In The Fall

Clarice is one of several new shows premiering on CBS later this year.


Thomas Harris's novels about cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lector have inspired numerous adaptations over the years, from movies such as Manhunter and Silence of the Lambs to the acclaimed TV show Hannibal. But almost as iconic is Hannibal's nemesis in Silence Of the Lambs, FBI agent Clarice Starling. A new show focusing on Starling is on the way, and it's set to premiere in the fall.

The show is titled Clarice, and it will be part of CBS's fall line-up. The series stars Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) in the title role, and it's set six months after the events of Silence of the Lambs. Clarice is produced by Alex Kurzman, who oversees CBS's various Star Trek shows, and also stars Kal Penn (Designated Survivor), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), and Nick Sandow (Orange is the New Black). The show doesn't yet have a confirmed premiere date.

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Starling first appeared in Harris's 1988 novel The Silence of the Lambs, which was a sequel to his 1981 book Red Dragon. Jodie Foster played Clarice in the 1991 Silence of the Lambs adaptation, for which she won the Best Actress Oscar. Julianne Moore played Starling in Ridley Scott's 2001 sequel Hannibal.

Another CBS show set to premiere in the fall is a reboot of '80s thriller The Equalizer. Queen Latifah takes over from Edward Woodward in the original show and Denzel Washington in the more recent movies, and plays an ordinary woman who leads a secret double life as a streetwise vigilante. There's also the comedy B Positive, starring Thomas Middleditch, and the return of the popular Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon.

For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming TV shows of 2020 and beyond.

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