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'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel Series Is In The Works - Rebecca Breeds To Star As "Clarice Starling"

'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel Series Is In The Works - Rebecca Breeds To Star As "Clarice Starling"
February 27, 2020 - 20:58 / Lucas Anderson

CBS has found its new "Clarice Starling." Rebecca Breeds is set to portray the title role in Clarice, the new TV sequel series to Silence of the Lambs. Get all the details below...

CBS is in the early stages of production for Clarice, a sequel series to Silence of the Lambs. The series will take place in 1993, one year after the events of the original film starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.

It was announced that Australian actress Rebecca Breeds will portray "Clarice Starling" in the new series.

Rebecca Breeds attends the Australians In Film's Heath Ledger Scholarship Dinner in 2014.

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Silence of the Lambs: A return for "Clarice Starling"

The Silence of the Lambs film was an adaptation from the novel series about "Hannibal Lectre" by author Thomas Harris. It received the film sequels Hannibal and Red Dragon, but "Clarice Starling" appeared only in Silence of the Lambs

"Starling" also did not appear in the short-lived recent television series, Hannibal, which featured Mads Mikkelsen as "Hannibal."

Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs (1991) dir. Jonathan Demme.

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CBS's Clarice: What we know so far

Clarice follows the events of Silence of the Lambs. It sees "Clarice Starling" return to her duties after the investigation seen in the film.

Rebecca Breeds takes over Jodie Foster's portrayal of "Starling" from Silence of the Lambs. Breeds is known for roles in The Originals and Pretty Little Liars.

"After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes — Clarice Starling," the show's creators said.

Watch for more details on Clarice as they come!