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Silence Of The Lambs Sequel TV Series Clarice Is Coming Early Next Year

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Silence Of The Lambs Sequel TV Series Clarice Is Coming Early Next Year

TV fans with a particularly strong stomach, listen up - there's an upcoming drama that will be right up your street.

A premiere date has been set for Clarice, the hotly-anticipated sequel to the now iconic film The Silence of the Lambs, with the series landing on CBS on February 11, 2021.

Currently, a UK airdate is yet to be announced.

Rebecca will star as the detective (Credit: PA Images)
Rebecca will star as the detective (Credit: PA Images)
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The new spin-off series will star Pretty Little Liars actress Rebecca Breeds as the titular detective Clarice Starling in the drama, which will take place in the 90s.

The role has previously been played by Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore on the silver screen.

The series will follow Clarice as she continues to track down serial killers and sexual predators, all the while trying to navigate the political world of Washington DC, and will be set one year after the events of Thomas Harris's original The Silence of the Lambs novel.

CBS senior executive vice president Thom Sherman said in a statement about the show's launch: "All eyes will be on CBS for three consecutive Sundays in early 2021 with the broadcasts of the AFC Championship Game, the GRAMMY Awards, and Super Bowl LV.

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Jodie Foster initially played Clarice (Credit: Orion Pictures)
Jodie Foster initially played Clarice (Credit: Orion Pictures)

"These powerhouse events provide us with the perfect platforms to promote the February debuts of our captivating new drama, Clarice, and the return of the positive and heartfelt Tough As Nails, which had a very successful first season run that resonated with viewers over the summer."

It is thought that Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lector, played by Anthony Hopkins in 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs, and by Mads Mikkelsen in the 2013 TV series, will not be featuring in the series.

Mads Mikkelsen played Hannibal in the popular 2013 series (Credit: NBC)
Mads Mikkelsen played Hannibal in the popular 2013 series (Credit: NBC)
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Meanwhile, The Walking Dead star Michael Cudlitz will feature as Paul Krendler, while Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar), Lucca de Oliveira, Nick Sandow, Devyn Tyler and Marnee Carpenter will also star in roles that are yet to be announced.

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