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[NEWS] CBS announces 'Clarice' series - 'The Silence of the Lambs' follow-on
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Your Name
2020-01-12 20:52:27 UTC
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Unless they plan on CGI'ing every frame or heavy make-up, it obviously
won't be Jodie Foster (or even Julianne Moore) continuing in the role,
which likely means it will be rubbish. It's impossible to re-capture
the magic of any old show / movie with the original cast, let alone
when they keep changing actors and directors who each want to do "their
own take" on the character / story. :-\


From Variety.com ...


Clarice Starling Series Lands at CBS With Big Commitment
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CBS has given a series commitment to a drama that will follow
Clarice Starling after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs,"
Variety has learned.

Titled "Clarice," the series hails from writers and executive
producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Set in 1993, a year
after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs," the show is a
deep dive into the untold personal story of 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.

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

Kurtzman will executive produce under his Secret Hideout
banner, which is currently under a five-year deal at CBS
Television Studios. Heather Kadin of Secrety Hideout will also
executive produce with Aaron Baiers co-executive producing. MGM
And CBS Television Studios will serve as the studios.

In addition to "Clarice," Kurtzman and Lumet are currently
prepping a series adaptation of "The Man Who Fell to Earth" for
streaming service CBS All Access.

The character of Starling originated in the novel "The Silence
of the Lambs" by Thomas Harris, which was subsequently adapted
into the film of the same name in 1991. Jodie Foster played
Starling in that film, for which she won the best actress Oscar
- one of five such statuettes the film took home, including
best picture. The character then appeared in Harris' follow up
novel "Hannibal," which was adapted into a film in 2001 with
Julianne Moore taking over the role from Foster.

This marks the second time such a TV series has been in the
works, with Lifetime originally developing their own "Clarice"
back in 2012 with MGM, though that project did not move forward.
Bryan Fuller also previously stated that if his NBC series
"Hannibal" had run long enough, it would have likely featured
the character.

Lumet wrote the screenplay for the critically-acclaimed film
"Rachel Getting Married." She is currently an executive
producer on "Discovery" and a consulting producer on "Picard"
in addition to co-writing and co-showrunning "The Man Who Fell
to Earth."

Kurtzman and Secret Hideout currently oversee the expanding
"Star Trek" TV universe through their deal with CBS TV Studios.
At All Access, Season 3 of "Star Trek: Discovery" is due out
this year, while Sir Patrick Stewart will reprise his iconic
role in the upcoming series "Star Trek: Picard." The animated
series "Star Trek: Lower Decks" is also set to debut this year,
with several other projects in the works. Kurtzman is also an
executive producer on the "Hawaii Five-O reboot" at CBS.


<https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/clarice-starling-series-cbs-1203464136/>
David Johnston
2020-01-13 07:28:01 UTC
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Unless they plan on CGI'ing every frame or heavy make-up, it obviously
won't be Jodie Foster (or even Julianne Moore) continuing in the role,
which likely means it will be rubbish.
It was not luminous artistry of Jodie Foster that made that movie
successful.

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