From The Walking Dead to Southland, to Band of Brothers, you know Michael Cudlitz’s face. He’s often playing somebody you don’t want to mess with; inside of a show that is super-intense, compelling, and sometimes, scary as hell. Recently, Cudlitz is back in frightening territory playing FBI agent Paul Krendler on the CBS drama Clarice. Yep, this is the show that is a side-ways sequel to Silence of the Lambs, starring Rebecca Breeds as Clarice Starling; a character previously tackled by Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore.
From executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, the CBS drama series Clarice digs into the life of FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) as she navigates life back in the field, one year after the events that occurred in The Silence of the Lambs. With whip-smart intelligence and brilliant instincts, she’ll have to address the trauma she’s experienced if she’s going to continue to uncover what hides in the shadows.
If you’ve been watching this ambitious new crime thriller, you’ve probably already scrapped most of what you thought you knew about Paul Krendler. In The Silence of the Lambs and author Thomas Harris’ sequel Hannibal, the ambitious Justice Department bigwig is unambiguously hostile to FBI agent Clarice Starling. But Michael Cudlitz’s characterization in Clarice is more fluid.
We just might see Michael Cudlitz back as Abraham Ford one last time in The Walking Dead movies. Between seasons 4 and 7 of the long-running zombie drama, Cudlitz brought the fan favorite character to life, serving as one of the show's most popular personalities during his run. His character came to his bloody end when Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan beat him to death with a barbwire-covered bat alongside fellow fan favorite Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun).
The world of The Walking Dead hasn't been the same since the dreaded Season 7 premiere back in 2016. Negan came onto the scene and changed the landscape of the show's dynamics, but that's not what fans will remember most. Negan ruthlessly killed both Abraham and Glenn, removing two of the show's most beloved characters in just a matter of minutes. Fortunately, thanks to the ever-expanding universe The Walking Dead has built, at least one of those characters has a good shot at appearing on TV again.
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Actor Michael Cudlitz has been on great shows like “The Walking Dead” but now turns his attention to “Silence of the Lambs” spin-off “Clarice”. He says, “Once I read it, I realized it was a really good pilot script.”
The new Clarice series on CBS follows the evolution of young FBI agent Clarice Starling after her meetings with Hannibal Lecter helped her catch the dangerous serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Just like Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, Clarice is based on the novels of Thomas Harris, though this series shifts the focus from Lecter to Starling, finally giving her more time in the spotlight. In addition to offering Starling (played by Rebecca Breeds) a larger role, Clarice also brings Paul Krendler to the forefront.
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Check out the trailer for Clarice, starring The Walking Dead’s Michael Cudlitz. Michael Cudlitz played the colorful Abraham Ford on The Walking Dead until his violent death at the hands of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) with his weapon of choice, Lucille. Fans of Abe’s were shocked and saddened at the loss of this beloved character. Cudlitz has been a busy man since he left TWD and now he will be starring in a follow-up series to The Silence of the Lambs movie entitled Clarice.