Clarice: Douglas Smith Joins CBS "Silence" Series in Recurring Role

One year after her "claim to fame" "Buffalo Bill" case brought her public attention and professional backlash, Rebecca Breeds' Agent Clarice Starling returns to the game in Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet's pseudo-sequel CBS spinoff of author Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs (set to premiere on February 11). But Clarice's past has left her more attuned to the evils that she hunts (and the ones who hunt her)- but they've also made her more aware of the mysteries from her past that she would rather stay buried. Now we're learning who will be joining Agent Starling's universe (though it remains to be seen if they're friend or foe) with Deadline Hollywood reporting that Douglas Smith (Big Little Lies, The Alienist) has joined the cast as Tyson Conway but not much else is currently known about the recurring character.

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The Alienist (Image: TNT)

Smith joins Breeds, Michael Cudlitz as Paul Krendler, Lucca de Oliveira as Tomas Esquivel, Kal Penn as Shaan Tripathi, Nick Sandow as Agent Clarke, Devyn Tyler as Ardelia Mapp, and Marnee Carpenter as Catherine Martin. Here's a look at the newest teaser for CBS' Clarice showing that it's the littlest details that can tell the biggest stories for Agent Starling:

'"The Silence Is Over": From acclaimed executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, and starring Rebecca Breeds ("Pretty Little Liars") in the title role, 'Clarice' is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs." Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice's bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man's world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.

CBS' Clarice is produced by MGM Television and CBS Studios, in association with Secret Hideout. Kurtzman, Lumet, Elizabeth Klaviter, and Heather Kadin serve as executive producers.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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