Silence of the Lambs spin-off series fills cast

The “Silence of the Lambs” sequel series “Clarice” has filled out its cast.

Per Deadline, in addition to the recently-announced Rebecca Breeds, who’ll play the lead role of Ms. Starling, the midseason crime drama has tapped Marnee Carpenter (“Criminal Minds”), Jayne Atkinson (“24”), Shawn Doyle (“The Comey Rule”) and Tim Guinee (“Homeland”) for roles.

Written/executive produced by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman,the series is set in 1993, one year after the events of monster movie hit “Silence of the Lambs. It tells the personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Breeds) as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high-stakes political world of Washington, D.C.

Carpenter plays Catherine Martin, who was saved from Buffalo Bill’s basement by Clarice. Atkinson portrays Ruth Martin, the newly appointed attorney general and Catherine’s mother. Doyle plays Clarice’s therapist at Quantico, and Guinee plays Novak, the leader of a secessionist militia group.

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