IMDb rating: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 60%Watch full episodes now
Aussie actress Rebecca Breeds is flawless as FBI Agent Clarice Starling – close your eyes and you’d swear it’s Jodie Foster in the role that made her famous in the 1991 horror thriller The Silence of the Lambs (which you can also watch on Showmax). She looks and sounds exactly like Jodie did and her mannerisms are perfect. The rest of the series … that’s debatable.
If you’re a hardened fan of author Thomas Harris, you may be left wanting. But if you’re looking for a chilling and thrilling watch, the 13-episode series will have you on the edge of your seats. It’s set a few months after Clarice’s confrontation with serial killer Buffalo Bill and there are flashbacks – the show uses scenes and edited footage from the movie to fill these gaps. There are no references to Hannibal Lecter, but returning characters like Paul Krendler (Michael Cudlitz) and Catherine Martin (Marnee Carpenter) connect the series and movie.
It’s dark and follows Clarice working on a serial killer case that will baffle them all.