Skip to comments.‘Silence Of The Lambs’ Sequel Series ‘Clarice’ Set At CBS From Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet
Posted on 01/12/2020 9:25:32 AM PST by EdnaMode
CBS has closed deals for Clarice, a crime drama series project based on the famous Thomas Harris character Clarice Sterling, which is set after the events in The Silence Of the Lambs. The project, written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, has received a big series commitment.
The intention for the project, which has a pilot script written, is to go to series. It will film a pilot before a series order decision is made but a writers room has already been set up, and there is a lot of enthusiasm for the title, the premise and the auspices at the network. Needless to say, Clarice will be one of the highest-profile roles for a young actress this pilot season.
Clarice is produced by MGM, which owns the underlying rights, and CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzmans CBS Studios-based Secret Hideout.
Clarice is set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. The series is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling, as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.
After more than 20 years of silence, were privileged to give voice to one of Americas most enduring heroes Clarice Starling, said Kurtzman and Lumet. Clarices 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.
Secret Hideouts Heather Kadin will also serve as an executive producer alongside Kurtzman and Lumet; the companys Aaron Baiers will be co-executive producer. The creative auspices had been working on the project for awhile while waiting for the lengthy, complicated negotiations between CBS TV Studios and rights holder MGM to close.
MGM previously teamed with Lifetime in 2012 to develop Clarice, a TV series that was to follow the exploits of a young Clarice Starling soon after she graduates from the FBI academy. That project did not go forward.
As originally envisioned by Harris, Clarice grew up in West Virginia until she was 10, when her father, a police officer, was shot and killed. She moves to her uncles farm in Montana, but later runs away and winds up in an orphanage. After college, she applies to the FBI academy.
The Silence of the Lambs was published in 1988, and the movie adaptation hit theaters in 1991, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster as Clarice. It swept the top categories at the 64th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Foster.
Foster declined to reprise the role in the 2001s Hannibal, based on Harris 1999 novel, which was set 10 years after The Silence of the Lambs. Julianne Moore took over as the character in that movie directed by Ridley Scott.
Writing partners Kurtzman and Lumet are the co-creators and co-showrunners of drama series The Man Who Fell to Earth, based on the Walter Tevis novel and the cult classic 1976 film starring David Bowie, produced by Secret Hideout and CBS TV Studios. It is set up at CBS All Access.
Lumet also is an executive producer on the Kurtzman-led CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery, a consulting producer on Star Trek: Picard and authored the Short Trek Runaway with Kurtzman. Additionally, she wrote a 2017 CBS pilot produced by Secret Hideout.
Kurtzman and his Secret Hideout, are at the helm of the growing Star Trek universe on CBS All Access, including flagship Star Trek: Discovery and the upcoming Star Trek: Picard, featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role. He is also an executive producer on CBS Hawaii Five-0. Kadin serves as an executive producer on the Star Trek projects and is the president of television at Secret Hideout.
Cool, but who watches CBS? Needs to be on a streaming service.
Not I said the little red hen.
I thought Clarice ran off with Hannibal Lecter at the end of the last book.
The days of the FBI being seen as paragons of dedication to the law, tirelessly rooting out crime, is long gone. Clarice Starling is a fictional character, and the FBI is just another good ol boys network of clock watchers mentally calculating the minutes to their pensions.
Will Clarice be a lesbo?
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Thanks for sharing.
It's CBS, not HBO. If it were HBO, not only would she be a lesbian, but she'd be a hot lesbian, and there'd be multiple, multiple scenes to remind us of this.
They already did this and it was unwatchable.
No...played by a dude with a ...ectemy. ....ain’t life grand?
I thought The L Word was on Showtime, or so I was told.
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Well she was with a man at the end of the book but they will change that and it will be nauseatingly liberal :)
Starling, not Sterling. Clarice M. Starling.
Has it been that long ago that the writer has forgotten?
They won’t do it the first season, they always wait until they establish the fan base, then hit them with “wokeness”.
Is she tired?
Something else for Cuck Kurtzman to $hit all over.
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