An iconic movie character played by Jodie Foster on the big screen will be the focus of a new television series that’s in the works at Lifetime, TVGuide.com reports.
The character is FBI newbie Clarice Starling from “The Silence of the Lambs,” whose portrayal won Foster an Academy Award in 1992. Starling will be the lead character in the Lifetime series “Clarice,” which is reportedly in the early stages of development.
The project has no connection to the Bryan Fuller NBC project "Hannibal," another offshoot of “Silence of the Lambs,” which reportedly does not include the Starling character.
Lifetime head Nancy Dubuc is working to bring more female-centric series to the channel, such as the recently launched "The Client List" with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
"Clarice" will concentrate on Starling’s career soon after her graduation from the FBI Academy. The character as portrayed by Foster in “Lambs” was ranked as the sixth-greatest protagonist in film history on AFI’s list 100 Years … 100 Heroes and Villains — the highest-ranking heroine.