The series’ cast includes Rebecca Breeds as Clarice (Pretty Little Liars), Kal Penn (Designated Survivor), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Nick Sandow (Orange Is the New Black), Lucca De Oliveira (SEAL Team), and Devyn A. Tyler (The Purge).
Set in 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, “Clarice” is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.
According to press releases, Breeds’ Starling is described as brilliant and vulnerable. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UVA with a double major in Psych and Criminology. A girl after my own heart, since I majored in Psych too, and studied Criminology in my PhD program.
However, Breed’s character’s bravery confuses me. In the series, it allegedly gives her an inner light (whatever that is) “that draws monsters and madmen to her.” Clarice’s complex psychological makeup allegedly comes from a challenging childhood in the area where the 2nd episode militia was holed up.