Silence Of The Lambs Reboot TV Series Coming To CBS

Ever since NBC’s Hannibal TV series met its untimely end back in 2015, there has been a murderous cannibal-shaped hole in our hearts just waiting to be filled. Thankfully, CBS has just announced its serialized The Silence of the Lambs reboot has been greenlit for the network’s next season.

As we previously reported, The Silence of the Lambs’ Clarice Starling (played in the 1991 film by Jodie Foster and in 2001’s Hannibal by Julianne Moore) will be portrayed by Pretty Little Liars’ Rebecca Breeds. The new show picks up six months after the film’s conclusion, taking place in 1993, and focusing on Starling’s “untold personal story.” Kal Penn (House), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Devyn A. Tyler (Synchronic), and Nick Sandow (Orange Is the New Black) have also been cast, though, as Entertainment Weekly notes, there’s “no word yet on who will play the franchise’s iconic villain, Hannibal Lecter.”

EW also reports that the upcoming CBS season will feature a reboot of The Equalizer, a 1980s TV series perhaps best known now for its adaptation into two Denzel Washington action movies. The new version will star Queen Latifah in the leading role as “an enigmatic woman … who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.” The supporting cast includes Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black), Liza Lapira (NCIS), and Chris Noth (The Good Wife).

Alongside The Silence of the Lambs and The Equalizer reboots, CBS’ next broadcast season will also include a new sitcom from The Big Bang Theory’s Chuck Lorre called B Positive. The comedy follows “a therapist and newly divorced dad” (played by Silicon Valley’s Thomash Middleditch) who encounters a “woman from his past” (Masters of Sex’s Annaleigh Ashford) while searching for a kidney donor.

CBS has only been able to predict that these shows will air “sometime during the 2020-2021 broadcast season”–according to the EW report–as a result of the pandemic’s impact on the typical fall line-up’s production schedule. For now, you can help pass the time until our next serving of Hannibal by reading our list of the series’ most disgusting murder sculptures, or read editor Phil Hornshaw on the show’s frightening appeal in the March 3 edition of Now Watching.

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