Rebecca Breeds Lands The Role Of ‘Clarice’ In CBS ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ TV Pilot From Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet
Rebecca Breeds is the latest person to portray Clarice Starling, as the actress lands the title role in Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet’s ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ sequel tv pilot ‘Clarice’.
Set in 1993, the drama follows FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Breeds) a year after the events of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. The series is described as a 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.
Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice graduated Magna from UVA with a double major in Psych and Criminology. Her bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. Her complex psychological makeup comes from a challenging childhood, and her drive comes from her need to escape the burden of family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.
Depending on your fandom affiliation, you will probably know Rebecca Breeds either as Nicole Gordon in ‘Pretty Little Liars’, Aurora de Martel in ‘The Originals’, or Ruby Buckton in ‘Home and Away’. She has also popped up in tv shows such as CBS military drama ‘The Code’ and NBC military drama ‘The Brave’, along with Ben Elton movie ‘Three Summers’, and the film ‘Slam’ in her native Australia.
The role of Clarice has previously been played by Jodie Foster which landed her an Oscar for her portrayal in 1991 film ‘Silence Of The Lambs’. Julianne Moore then took on the role in the 2001 movie ‘Hannibal’.
The series is 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 series will be produced by MGM and CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout.
If you are trying to place the names Alex Kurtzman and Secret Hideout, they are the people behind the growing ‘Star Trek’ universe on CBS All Access, including the critically acclaimed and award-winning ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Star Trek: Picard’. He is also an executive producer on ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and previously EPed shows such as ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Alias’.
Whilst this is technically a pilot for ‘Clarice’, CBS has previously announced they were giving a series commitment to drama, contingent on nothing going catastrophically wrong with the pilot shoot, so it seems likely this will go to series. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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