Is Clarice Season 2 about to come out? The spinoff series of the 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs” is in the talks for a new season. But it is still on hold. CBS’s “Clarice” follows the FBI Agent Clarice Starling. She was coming back to the field in 1993. As it wasn’t that easy for a woman to claim her place in a man dominated field. Clarice finds herself not just fighting her own past and family secrets but the society to claim her deserving place. The show takes place after the event of The Silence of the Lambs, where she took the help of a psychopathic serial killer and former psychiatrist named Hannibal Lecter to catch another serial killer.
In the show, Australian actress Rebecca Breeds plays the role of FBI Agent Clarice Starling. She has worked in shows like Pretty Little Liars, The Originals, We Are Men, The Code, Home and Away. Devyn A. Tyler is starting out her career by playing the role of Ardelia Mapp. Luca De Oliveria from The Punisher is also in the show playing the role of Tomas Esquivel. Kal Penn, who has worked in movies like Once Upon a Time in Venice, Superman Returns, Son of the Mask, also joins the lead cast by playing the role of Emin Grigoryan.
What Happen In Season 1?
The show begins a year later after the serial killer is caught. Clarice is taking care of herself and going to a therapist. Even though she succeeded in completing her mission, she now suffers from PTSD as she looks back to Buffalo Bill’s house. Along with the personal growth of Clarice, the show also focuses on the case of the Anacostia River murders. Uncovering the secrets from the company giants to her family, Clarice tries her best to keep her composure and moves forward.
Till now, there is no update if the Clarice will be coming back with a season 2 or not. CBS has not announced if the show is being canceled or getting another season. Being telecasted on both platforms, cable and OTT, the show didn’t get enough ratings on cable TV. It was the only show getting the lowest rating and least viewership on the cable. Even though it did just fine on the streaming service Paramount +. Even if the mediocre viewership of the show is kept aside, there are still other factors that might cancel the show. Apparently, this has made the producers and the production house doubt the capability of the story that they are afraid to put in money for the show.
The co-producers of the show “Clarice,” CBS Studios/Paramount+, and MGM Studios are facing issues in cooperating together. The issues are financial. MGM studios met with Amazon in May so they can take Clarice under their care. But MGM ended up leaving the table. The chances are also less for Paramount+ to take the second season in their hand. As the streaming service asked the studios to make the show “Clarice” a Paramount+ exclusive. They also asked for a lesser count of episodes in the second season. This will also refrain Clarice from being able to stream on other services like Amazon, Hulu, etc.
If It Does Happen….
Even though a season 2 for Clarice is kind of debatable, there’s is no harm in creating the conspiracy theories and discussions. If a new season is coming, it will most probably be available by the end of 2022. Considering the current issues, covid-19 restrictions, and story and cast formation. We can have a deeper look at Agent Starling. As she tries to move on, confronting her issues. Especially her confronting her mother and making a decision. We can expect a lot of bondings and separations in the possible new season.