She'll be returning to the field and an announcement from CBS mentions that she will be in D.C. and in the field trying to take down possible "serial murderers and sexual predators". Its starred Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in their iconic roles as Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
Which is exactly why an upcoming series following directly on from the events of Silence of the Lambs may actually have a whole lot of promise - in theory, anyway.
In a joint statement published this weekend, Kurtzman and Lumet said they had "the privilege of giving voice to one of the most enduring heroes in the United States", adding that "Clarice's bravery and complexity have always lit the way., even when his personal story remained in the dark". However hers is the very story we'd like immediately: her battle, her resilience, her victory. Though, there were always issues with getting rights to her character. She is an executive producer on "Star Trek: Discovery", and a consulting producer on "Star Trek: Picard".More news: The oldest material on Earth was found in a meteorite
Fans will no doubt be aware that Fuller had optioned Ellen Page as an ideal candidate to play the character in a modern setting, but his other pitch sounded much more compelling, in that it would reimagine Clarice as a black woman and how her lived experiences, presumably, would influence her time in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In addition to Clarice, Kurtzman and Lumet are now prepping a series adaptation of The Man Who Fell to Earth for streaming service CBS All Access.
A pilot for Clarice will be filmed, but its thought that the network already want the show to become a series and a writer's room has already been established.More news: Iraqi PM tells USA to decide mechanism for troop withdrawal
If approved, Clarice will serve as the first Silence of the Lambs spinoff since Bryan Fuller's Hannibal, which ran for three seasons between 2013 and 2015.
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