The iconic Hannibal movie Silence of the Lambs is returning to our screens in the form of a sequel TV series.
The project will be called Clarice, and rather than focusing on Hannibal it will be a crime drama focused on Clarice Starling.
Producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet have joined forces for the series, which will follow Clarice as she tracks down serial killers. It will take place one year after the events of the film.
“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes – Clarice Starling,” Star Trek: Discovery producers Kurtzman and Lumet said in a statement.
“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.”
Before the decision is made to commit to a full series, a pilot episode will air. It has already been confirmed that Hannibal Lecter is not going to feature.