Silence Of The Lambs TV Casts Lead Role

Rebecca Breeds will play Clarice Starling on the new TV show.


The Silence of the Lambs TV show that will focus on the character Clarice Starling has found its lead. Australian actor Rebecca Breeds (Home And Away, Pretty Little Liars) has been cast as the FBI agent for the show that takes place after The Silence of the Lambs. Only a pilot episode has been ordered at this point, so there is no word yet on if the show will be picked up to series.

Star Trek bosses Alex Kurtzmann and Jenny Lumet are the showrunners for the CBS TV show, which will focus on Clarice's "untold personal story." Following the traumatic events of The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice goes back into the field to hunt down other serial killers while also dealing with the politics of Washington D.C. (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Breeds said in a post on Instagram that Clarice is the "role of a lifetime" for her.

Jodie Foster played Clarice in the 1991 Silence of the Lambs movie, and she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance. Clarice returned in 2001's Hannibal movie, though Foster elected to not return; instead, Julianne Moore played Clarice.

The TV network Lifetime announced a Clarice show of its own in 2012, though the project never got off the ground. Additionally, the NBC TV show Hannibal wanted to introduce the character Clarice, but the rights-holders had other plans.

The Australian show Home and Away has served as a launching pad for many famous Australian actors who have since made it big in Hollywood. Other actors who appeared on the long-running soap over the years have included Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, Naomi Watts, and Heath Ledger.

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