As we reported last month, CBS and MGM agreed a deal to bring to life 'Clarice'. The series will be based on the infamous character from Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs. And it appears that they have found their Clarice Starling.
Deadline has revealed that actress Rebecca Breeds has landed the titular role for the pilot. As reported by Deadline, the Pretty Little Liars actress landed the role in a competitive situation, auditioning alongside a number of young actresses. It was the second network drama pilot, in which she nabbed the title role after an extensive testing process, following the 2016 NBC legal soap Miranda’s Rights.
Clarice will be set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. The series is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling (Breeds), as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.
More to follow.