By on 28 May, 2012

Lifetime has decided to develop ‘Clarice‘, a drama based on the Clarice Starling character that earned Jodie Foster a Best Actress Oscar for her role in ‘The Silence of the Lambs‘!


Clarice‘ would depict the exploits of a young Clarice Starling, soon after she graduates from the FBI academy. The show’s development comes as the NBC network creates their own 13-episode series based on Hannibal Lecter, which also takes place in the world of author Thomas HarrisHannibal series of books. However, Hannibal will not include the Clarice character, but will instead focus on the relationship between Hannibal and FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy).


As originally envisioned by Harris, Clarice grew up in West Virginia until she was 10, when her father, a police officer, was shot and killed. She moves to her uncle’s farm in Montana, but later runs away and winds up in an orphanage. After college, she applies to the FBI academy. The Silence of the Lambs was first published in 1988, and the movie adaptation hit theaters in 1991. Ten years later, Foster declined to reprise the role in 2001’s ‘Hannibal‘, and the part went to Julianne Moore.


MGM will produce ‘Clarice‘ with Lifetime.



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