The upcoming CBS television series based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novel, The Silence of The Lambs, created by Alex Kurtzman(2017’s The Mummy) and Jenny Lumet (Star Trek: Discovery, 2017’s The Mummy) has finally dropped a psychologically terrifying new full-length trailer.
As our own, Joey, writer here at HorrorFacts stated in his previous article about the release of the teaser trailer, the new series will be set in 1993 taking place only one year after the events of Buffalo Bill in ‘Silence of the Lambs’. It appears that this will be a deep character study of the titular FBI agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field for more serial killer personality investigations. Able to seek out these outcasts of society whilst dealing with her own interpersonal conflicts encapsulated by a troubled childhood and family secrets.
CBS originally slated this project to release in the fall of 2020 but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was pushed back. The silence on a new release date has been broken and CBS informed us that Thursday, February 11th will be the day of reckoning.
As we already know that the role of Clarice, formerly iconized by Jodie Foster will be played this time around by Aussie actress Rebecca Breeds (The Originals). Alongside her will be an ensemble of great actors such as Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Kal Penn (House, Harold & Kumar), Nick Sandow (Orange Is The New Black) to round out each of the roles, as well as recurring roles played by Jayne Atkinson (Criminal Minds) as Ruth Martin, Shawn Doyle (24) as Clarice’s Therapist and Tim Guinee (Homeland) as Novak, to hopefully provide us a smash-hit television show. Unfortunately, this reincarnation of Harris’ classic story won’t involve one of the horror genre’s most sophisticated and horrifying villains, and to be honest, he won’t even be mentioned at all. This is due to a rights situation that seemingly has gone awry. The producers of Clarice, whom are backed by MGM studios, only have the rights to everything within the story of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, not any of the stories that succeeded it. Whereas, on the flip side, the producers of Bryan Fullers Hannibal TV-series only had the rights to those stories in succession. Making this a murky situation, both sides thought it was best to leave it as is and to fully commit to the story of Clarice without overshadowing her by arguably one of the most intriguing characters to see on screen.
Rebecca Breeds has some big shoes to fill but I know she will hold down the fort, showing all the naysayers that they belong in Baltimore Hospital.
Check out the new trailer and tell us what you think.
To learn more about the project. Check out Joey’s article here !