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These are big footsteps for a sequel series — especially since the series spin-off » Hannibal » with Mads Mikkelsen as a cannibal with a doctorate between 2013 and 2015 was already extremely well received. And indeed: After the «Silence of the Lambs» sequel » Clarice Starling — The Awakening of the Lambs » initially failed the critics in February 2021, the FBI thriller series subsequently met with only moderate interest from the public.
The German broadcaster apparently does not believe in the success itself
After a change from the broadcaster CBS to the streaming service Paramount+ was initially in the room, it is now clear that after the 13 episodes of the first season it will be over again. How little trust the German broadcaster Sat.1 now has in the series after a one-year delay can already be seen in the rhythm of the broadcast. A look at the TV guide is enough to see immediately that this is unlikely to happen:
At the start there will be the first three episodes in a row tonight from 8.15 p.m.! Next week there will also be two episodes in a row on Tuesday. This makes it clear: Despite the equally brilliant and well-known template, the point here is not to build up a TV success, but to quickly send out a slow-moving article from the archive.
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