During yesterday's Super Bowl (February 7), a whole bunch of new trailers for upcoming movies and TV shows debuted. Among them was a new teaser for Silence of the Lambs prequel series Clarice, which featured a nod to a classic scene in its big-screen predecessor.
Starring Home and Away's Rebecca Breeds (aka Ruby Buckton), the outing is said to take place one year after the events of the 1991 film.
It's already been clarified, though, that Hannibal Lecter, the charismatic cannibal who aided the titular FBI agent's search for another serial killer, or any other specific terms won't be mentioned in it due to rights issues regarding author Thomas Harris' book characters.
So it was a nice surprise for fans of the Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins-fronted picture to hear Breeds' Clarice Starling recite a very familiar-sounding speech.
"The lambs were screaming," she narrates. "I tried to free them. I thought if I could save just one… but he was so heavy. I couldn't save the lamb. But I will never stop trying."
The clip ends with a moth landing on Clarice's mouth, which references the original movie's iconic poster.
Created by Jenny Lumet (The Mummy) and Star Trek's Alex Kurtzman, Clarice also stars Marnee Carpenter (Good Girls), Kal Penn (House), Lucca De Oliveira (The Punisher), Nick Sandow (Orange is the New Black) and The Walking Dead's Michael Cudlitz.
Clarice is set to premiere on Thursday, February 11 on CBS in the US. It has yet to pick up a UK channel.
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