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New CBS Drama Series Clarice Picks Up A Year After The Silence Of The Lambs

Grab a glass of chianti and get ready to enjoy a reunion with Clarice Starling.
Posted on Jan 12, 2020 | 08:50am
Our old friend, Clarice Starling, is back—and not just for dinner!

The drama series Clarice is coming to CBS. Set in 1993, it picks up a year following the events of The Silence of the Lambs—which was a bestselling novel and iconic film that earned five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Taking a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling, the series will bring fans along as she returns to the field in pursuit of serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.

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"After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America's most enduring heroes—Clarice Starling," said Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny 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."

Secret Hideout's Heather Kadin will also serve as an Executive Producer along with Aaron Baiers as Co-Executive Producer. The project will be produced by MGM and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout.

Writing partners Kurtzman and Lumet have shown us just the right credentials. The two are currently the co-creators and co-showrunners of the CBS All Access series The Man Who Fell To Earth.

Kurtzman and his production company, Secret Hideout, are at the helm of the growing Star Trek universe on CBS All Access, including the critically acclaimed and award-winning Star Trek: Discovery and the upcoming Star Trek: Picard, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard. He is also an Executive Producer on Hawaii Five-0. Heather Kadin serves as an Executive Producer on the Star Trek projects and is the president of television at Secret Hideout.

Lumet is the author of Rachel Getting Married for which she received the New York Film Critics Circle Award, Toronto Film Critics Association Award, and Washington, D.C. Film Critics Association Award. She also received the NAACP Image Award. She is an Executive Producer on Star Trek: Discovery, and a consulting producer on Star Trek: Picard. She authored the Short Trek "Runaway" with Kurtzman.

Stay tuned to CBS.com for more about the new drama Clarice.