UKTV has acquired the drama series Clarice for its crime drama channel Alibi, following a deal with MGM Television.
A spin-off from Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel The Silence of the Lambs and its 1991 film adaptation, the thirteen-part series picks up a year after the events of the original.
Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) stars as FBI Agent Clarice Starling, who returns to the force in 1993 but is still dealing with the fallout and trauma of the Buffalo Bill case.
She is undergoing therapy but remains as brilliant and brave a detective as ever, which draws monsters and madmen to her.
She will have to find her voice while working in a man’s world, while escaping the family secrets that have haunted her for her whole life.
Emma Ayech, Alibi's channel director, said: “We are so excited to have Clarice on Alibi this December.
“The psychological thriller will be in great company alongside our standout UKTV Originals, with Traces and We Hunt Together returning for a second series in the new year.”
Clarice will air on Alibi in December 2021.