Hannibal Who? Clarice Dives Deep Into Untold Personal Stories In CBS’ New Drama Series

Pictured (L-R): Michael Cudlitz as Paul Krendler, Nick Sandow as Agent Clarke, Rebecca Breeds as Clarice Starling, Kal Penn as Shaan Tripathi and Lucca de Oliveira as Tomas Esquivel of new CBS drama series Clarice.

Photo Credit: Brooke Palmer/CBS.

Superstar showrunner and producer Jenny Lumet on creating a whole new Clarice, plus a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated psychological thriller and The Silence of the Lambs follow up.

By Fred Schruers

After talking a bit with the buoyant and witty Jenny Lumet, co-creator of the upcoming Clarice, you'd hardly call her a malcontent. But she does issue the occasional warning: "I'm the feminist chick you want to sit next to at dinner—just not for too long."

That said, her brand of spiky energy can prove very useful. When writer-director Alex Kurtzman brought her on to collaborate with him on the 2017 Tom Cruise–starring iteration of The Mummy, her take was to make the key villain female. Through a rocky ride of later revisions and a shaky reception, the gender change survived as a smart call.

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