A month ago, Clarice was poised to move from CBS to Paramount+ with the promise of a long run for a premium version of the Silence of the Lambs sequel. Now, prospects for the series appear bleak as negotiations between the ViacomCBS streamer and co-producer MGM have reached a stalemate, I have learned.
Additionally, I hear there is no viable path for Clarice to continue on CBS as the broadcast network already committed to a full slate of series for next season. It would mean the end of the road for the high-profile drama barring a major breakthrough in the Paramount+ negotiations, which currently appears unlikely. Reps for Paramount+ and MGM declined comment.
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About Clarice TV Show
CLARICE is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs." 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.
CLARICE stars Rebecca Breeds as Clarice Starling, Michael Cudlitz as Paul Krendler, Lucca de Oliveira as Tomas Esquivel, Kal Penn as Shaan Tripathi, Nick Sandow as Agent Clarke, Devyn Tyler as Ardelia Mapp and Marnee Carpenter as Catherine Martin. Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Elizabeth Klaviter and Heather Kadin are executive producers for MGM Television and CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout.
Marnee Carpenter has joined the cast of CBS' new mid-season drama series CLARICE as a series regular. The series has also added Jayne Atkinson, Shawn Doyle and Tim Guinee as guest stars. Ms. Carpenter plays Catherine Martin, who was saved from Buffalo Bill's basement by Clarice. Jayne Atkinson plays Ruth Martin, the newly appointed Attorney General (and Catherine's mother). Shawn Doyle plays Clarice Starling's therapist at Quantico and Tim Guinee plays Novak, the leader of a secessionist militia group.
CLARICE is set in 1993, a year after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs." Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators. CLARICE offers a deep dive into the untold personal story of this young FBI agent as she navigates the high stakes political world of Washington D.C.
CBS GIVES SERIES COMMITMENT TO "CLARICE," A NEW DRAMA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ALEX KURTZMAN AND JENNY LUMET
Drama Follows FBI Agent Clarice Starling Following the Events of "The Silence of the Lambs"
CBS announced today it has given a series commitment to CLARICE, a new drama project written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Secret Hideout's Heather Kadin will also serve as an executive producer along with Aaron Baiers as co-executive producer. The project will be produced by MGM and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout.
It's 1993, a year after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs." CLARICE is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice 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.
"After more than 20 years of silence, we're privileged to give voice to one of America's most enduring heroes - Clarice Starling," said Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. "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."
In addition to "The Silence of the Lambs" being a bestselling novel, the feature film earned five Academy Awards, including for Best Picture.
Writing partners Kurtzman and Lumet are currently the co-creators and co-showrunners of the CBS All Access series THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH.
Kurtzman and his production company, Secret Hideout, are at the helm of the growing "Star Trek" universe on CBS All Access, including the critically acclaimed and award-winning STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the upcoming STAR TREK: PICARD, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard. He is also an executive producer on HAWAII FIVE-0, on the Network. Heather Kadin serves as an executive producer on the "Star Trek" projects and is the president of television at Secret Hideout.
Lumet is the author of RACHEL GETTING MARRIED for which she received the New York Film Critics Circle Award, Toronto Film Critics Association Award, and Washington, D.C. Film Critics Association Award. She also received the NAACP Image Award. She is an executive producer on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and a consulting producer on STAR TREK: PICARD. She authored the Short Trek "Runaway" with Kurtzman.
CLARICE, from acclaimed executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, and starring Rebecca Breeds ("Pretty Little Liars") in the title role, is a deep dive into the untold personal story of brilliant and vulnerable FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, six months after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs." Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, Michael Cudlitz, Lucca De Oliveira and Devyn A. Tyler also star. Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet and Heather Kadin are executive producers for MGM Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. Aaron Baiers is a co-executive producer.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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