Last week CBS announced they have closed on a new spin-off series, Clarice, based on Jodie Foster’s unforgettable character Clarice Starling from The Silence of The Lambs.
A bit from Decider:
CBS has officially closed a deal for a crime drama series project based on The Silence of The Lambs, a sequel of sorts centered on the famous Thomas Harris character Clarice Sterling. The TV series is written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, has reportedly received a big commitment.
The project – which already has a writers room setup – will film a pilot, which is ready to shoot, before the network decides on a full series order, according to Deadline.
Clarice will be produced by MGM, which owns the underlying rights, and CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s CBS Studios-based Secret Hideout. Set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, the series focuses on the untold personal story of Clarice Starling, as she returns to the field to hunt down serial murderers and sexual predators.
“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes – Clarice Starling,” said Kurtzman and 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.”
“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 cleaned up at the 64th Academy Awards winning multiple awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Foster.
While she was asked to participate in 2001’s Hannibal film, which was based on Harris’ 1999 novel set 10 years after The Silence of the Lambs, Foster declined. Julianne Moore became the face of the character in that movie, which was directed by Ridley Scott.
Topping The Silence of the Lambs will be a tough hill to climb and social media isn’t holding back on the news. They want Hannibal back and aren’t afraid to say so.
— Alessia 《I’m Soft》 (@AlessiaCrawley) January 12, 2020
Just #SaveHannibal✊ – that’s what are people worldwide asking for years, that’s what brings one a forever fame instead of this try to steal that awesome story from the awesome creator @BryanFuller 💜🙌 pic.twitter.com/nW3qVPa0As
— Miha T. 🐲RDC6 🦌FFT3 #SaveHannibal! 🌈🍖 (@MihaTrochael) January 12, 2020
Why don’t #savehannibal and give the audience #Hannibalseason4 instead of making a show we KNOW won’t even last a season bc it’ll be a boring clone of a clone of a clone of a clone of a procedural show
— FlyingRotten🪐エリアス (@CamilleCailloux) January 12, 2020
Could we just #SaveHannibal and renew this show for season 4 instead? Just saying….
— Ene In FandomLand (@EnedhilAmarth) January 12, 2020
Absolutely not. Coming from a fan of the books and the impossible to touch Hannibal TV series, I will not watch this. Give Fuller Hannibal season 4. One less possible viewer.
— Daniel J Morris (@danieljmorris9) January 12, 2020
I suspect that this was already done a long time ago … pic.twitter.com/TjqmbawDXm
— Mauricio RMC (@enrealidadnouso) January 12, 2020
Obviously fans aren’t holding back – they want Hannibal. Bad.
This is some bullshit
— Will #savehannibal (@crimehusbands) January 12, 2020
@agraham27 Screw this. What about a season 4 of Hannibal
— Carmine Puma (@CarminePuma) January 12, 2020
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