Well, this is certainly, err, interesting.
Despite cancelling Hannibal after three seasons and just at the cusp where the show was lined up to tackle the story of Clarice Starling, CBS is now developing a series titled simply Clarice.
Via Deadline, Clarice will be a crime drama based after the story of The Silence of the Lambs. Set in 1993, this new show will explore the life of Clarice Starling as she returns to action to tackle sexual predators and serial killers a year after her tangle with Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill.
In 1991's The Silence of the Lambs movie, Jodie Foster famously won an Oscar for her turn as Clarice, and Julianne Moore likewise impressed in the role in 2001's Hannibal. Previously, Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller has stated how his plan was to cast Juno's Ellen Page in the Clarice role should that show had continued.
Star Trek's Alex Kurtzman and Rachel Getting Married's Jenny Lumet are writing and executive producing Clarice, with a series commitment in place for a ten-episode debut season.
And as you’d expect, news of this new series has seen a #SaveHannibal hashtag start trending on social media.