CBS announced Sunday it has given a series commitment to “Clarice,” based on the FBI agent played by Jodie Foster in the Oscar-winning best picture, “The Silence of the Lambs.”
The series will be set in 1993, a year after the events of “The Silence of the Lambs.” It is described by CBS as “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.”
“Clarice” will be written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet.
“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes — Clarice Starling,” Kurtzman and Lumet said in a statement.
“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.”
Kurtzman is also an executive producers of “Hawaii Five-0” on CBS and CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard.” Lumet and Kurtzman are the co-creators and co-showrunners of the CBS All Access series “The Man Who Fell To Earth.”
Lumet is a daughter of the late director, producer and screenwriter Sidney Lumet and a granddaughter of the late singer and actress Lena Horne.
The announcement was made in conjunction with CBS’ portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, which is being held in Pasadena.
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