CBS’ Silence of the Lambs sequel series Clarice has just set Elizabeth Klaviter (The Resident) as executive producer/showrunner. She will serve as showrunner day-to-day on the series alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet who wrote the pilot and will continue to have hands-on creative involvement.
Kurtzman said: “Jenny and I feel so fortunate to be working with Elizabeth Klaviter as our partner on Clarice. Her extraordinary body of work, her wit and her unique perspective will be invaluable in making this show as singular as [Clarice].”
The series stars Rebecca Breeds and is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Breeds) as she returns to the field in 1993, six months 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.
Maja Vrvilo will direct the pilot from a script by Lumet and Kurtzman. Klaviter and Lumet executive produce with Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. Aaron Baiers is a co-executive producer. The series is slated for a midseason premiere in 2020-21.