Clarice Preview: Agent Starling Knows It's Time to Close The Trap

With less than a week to go until CBS's pseudo-sequel spinoff of Thomas Harris' "The Silence of the Lambs" premieres, viewers are getting another look inside the world of Clarice. Set one year after Agent Starling's (Rebecca Breeds) "claim to fame" case resulted in her taking down serial killer "Buffalo Bill" (and holding her own against Dr. Hannibal Lecter) and now returning to the FBI, Starling finds that her past has left her more attuned to the evils that she hunts (and the ones who hunt her). But in the following clip, we get to see how Starling, Michael Cudlitz's Paul Krendler, and the rest of VICAP are able to use her particular skill set to get the answers they need- as a suspect in an interview room in Buzzard's Point is about to learn.

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Here's a look at how Agent Starling's special skills make her adept at getting all-too-human monsters to break- with Clarice set to premiere on CBS beginning Thursday, February 11:

Clarice Season 1, Episode 1 "The Silence Is Over": A year after rescuing Catherine Martin from the horror of Buffalo Bill's basement, FBI Agent Clarice Starling gets an urgent assignment from Catherine's mother, Attorney General Ruth Martin (Jayne Atkinson), to join the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) in the investigation of three serial killings. Written by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman, and directed by Maja Vrvilo.

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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.

CBS' Clarice also stars 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, Marnee Carpenter as Catherine Martin, and Douglas Smith as Tyson Conway.

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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