“It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin, Or Else It Gets The Hose Again”

CBS has signed on for Clarice, a crime drama series based on the famous Thomas Harris character, Clarice Starling, which will be a sequel to The Silence Of The Lambs.

According to Variety, Clarice is set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence Of The Lambs, the show will follow the 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.

The project, which has a pilot script written, will go to series. It will film a pilot before a series order decision is made, and there’s reportedly a lot of enthusiasm for the title, the premise and the ambition of the network.

The series writers and executive producers are Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. They released a joint statement saying –

“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes – Clarice Starling,”

“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.”

No further details have been released.