The full-length trailer has arrived for Clarice, a psychological horror series following author Thomas Harris’ well-known character, FBI Agent Clarice Starling, previously played by Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Hannibal (2001) respectively.
Aussie star Rebecca Breeds (The Originals, Pretty Little Liars) takes on the role this time around, although this time we’ll be catching up with Clarice a year after the troubling events she experienced hunting serial killer “Buffalo Bill” and dealing with Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. As the trailer shows, Clarice is clearly still shaken by that investigation, but her skills are needed on the field. “It’s time to come out of hiding, Starling,” Senator-turned-Attorney General Ruth Martin tells her (Ruth, by the way, is the mother of Buffalo Bill’s “it rubs the lotion on its skin” kidnapping victim, Catherine Martin).
The show comes from Star Trek: Discovery & Picard creator/executive producer Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, with Elizabeth Klaviter (Grey’s Anatomy) executive producing and serving as showrunner. The cast also includes Michael Cudlitz as Paul Krendler, Lucca de Oliveira as Tomas Esquivel, Kal Penn as Shaan Tripathi, Nick Sandow as Agent Clarke, Devyn Tyler as Ardelia Mapp and Marnee Carpenter as Catherine Martin.
Clarice will premiere in the U.S. on CBS on February 11th. In Australia it premieres on Stan on February 12th, the same day.
Official synopsis for Clarice:
Clarice is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice’s bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man’s world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.