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Silence of the Lambs sequel Clarice and The Equalizer reboot nab series pick-ups from CBS

Story by Jack Foley

SILENCE of The Lambs sequel Clarice and a reboot of The Equalizer have both been given early series pick-ups by CBS.

Chuck Lorre comedy B Positive has also been given a full series.

The latter, starring Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex), was the lone broadcast pilot this season to have completed production before the near industry-wide production shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

B Positive is a multi-camera comedy about a newly divorced dad in search of a kidney donor.

Clarice, meanwhile, is from one of CBS TV Studios’ top producers, Alex Kurtzman (the Star Trek franchise). The drama stars Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) as Clarice Starling and takes place six months after Silence of the Lambs.

Kal Penn, Nick Sandow and Michael Cudlitz co-star in the series, which has been penned by Kurtzman and his Star Trek: Discovery colleague Jenny Lumet.

Finally, The Equalizer reboot sees Queen Latifah taking on the role that was originally played by Edward Woodward on the CBS drama that ran for four seasons in the mid- to late-1980s. The re-imagining will see Latifah’s character use her mysterious background and extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

Chris Noth and Lorraine Toussaint co-star in the series from Castle creators Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller.

The Equalizer has also been rebooted as two feature films with Denzel Washington in 2014 and 2018.