‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Sequel Is Coming to CBS—Here’s What We Know

CBS just released a thrilling new trailer for the highly anticipated Silence of the Lambs sequel, Clarice. The series focuses on the 1991 film’s protagonist, offering a candid glimpse into her life as an FBI agent.

So, what is The Silence of the Lambs sequel about? And when does Clarice premiere on CBS? Keep scrolling for details.

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1. What is The Silence Of The Lambs sequel about?

The Silence of the Lambs sequel is based on the character from Thomas Harris’s bestselling novel, who was later portrayed by Jodie Foster in the 1991 film. Clarice takes place in 1993, one year after the events in The Silence of the Lambs. The series follows Clarice (Rebecca Breeds), an FBI agent who returns to the field after getting too close (literally) to her last case.

The show’s description reads, “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.”

2. Is there a trailer?

Absolutely. The 47-second clip introduces viewers to the iconic character, Clarice. Although she’s trying to forget her past, her overly-welcoming personality continues to be her downfall.

A voiceover says, “What do you do with all your rage?” To which someone responds, “Clarice.”

3. When does Clarice premiere?

Clarice will premiere on Thursday, February 11, 2021. The series will air at 10 p.m. on CBS, so be sure to set your DVRs.

4. Who stars in Clarice?

In addition to Breeds, Clarice also stars Nick Sandow (Murray Clarke), Erica Anderson (Casey Laughty), Jayne Atkinson (Ruth Martin), Marnee Carpenter (Catherine Martin), Michael Cudlitz (Paul Krendler), Lucca de Oliveira (Tomas Esquivel), Kal Penn (Shaan Tripathi) and Devyn Tyler (Ardelia Mapp).

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