‘Silence of the Lambs’ character inspires new TV show
LOS ANGELES, May 29 – In addition to Hannibal, which is scheduled to air next season on NBC, US television is drawing on another character from the literary works of Thomas Harris. According to Tvguide.com, Clarice Starling, the FBI agent brought to life on the big screen by Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs, is the protagonist of a series in development for the Lifetime channel.
Going by the title Clarice, the series will focus on the early career of Clarice Starling, just after she receives her FBI qualifications. With limited details revealed to date about the show, it is unclear whether the action will take place before or after the federal agent’s enounter with Hannibal Lecter.
As of yet, no actress has been mentioned in association with the new version of the role, for which Jodie Foster won the Best Actress Academy Award. The character was also played ten years later by Julianne Moore, in Hannibal by Ridley Scott.
Produced by MGM studios, Clarice will be developed as a parallel project to that of Hannibal, airing next season on NBC. That drama, also based on the literary world of Thomas Harris, will focus on the early relationship between the psychiatrist and sociopath Hannibal Lecter and FBI agent Will Graham. – AFP