CBS’s new original series Clarice, which follows Agent Starling and is set one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, has already made headlines with folks getting their knickers in a twist over the reveal that Hannibal Lecter would play no part in the series. Honestly…if it was to feature Lecter, what would be the point. I guess it could be kind of cool if they made it as a twist on the standard buddy-cop show with Starling in the field consulting with Lecter every episode…but let’s be real, that story’s been told. The official trailer clues us into what we can actually expect when the show premiers on February 11th this year, unsurprisingly it seems like another procedural. Don’t get me wrong, I love procedurals and will never doubt them again. Once upon a time I thought the idea of the devil solving crimes with an LAPD detective was insane, then I saw Lucifer and loved it…so needless to say I withhold judgements these days.
What seems to set Clarice apart, and possibly the only thing that makes this show one I’m interested in, is that Clarice Starling isn’t just fighting off the bad guys and departmental sexism but also the PTSD plaguing her since the showdown with Buffalo Bill. That’s the story I want to see. How does one get back into the business of hunting down the worlds worst evil after going through that again, how do you look that darkness in the eye and say, “Round 2?”
Check out the Trailer and Official Synopsis below. Then look for Clarice on CBS, February 11th, 2021
Set one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, join Agent Clarice Starling in this new psychological thriller that takes a deep dive into her untold personal story. The series will bring you along as she returns to the field in pursuit of serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C. Watch the series premiere of Clarice on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.