I was hearing about this as far back as when Hannibal (the series) was still on air. If you don't know, Martha De Laurentiis owns the rights to Hannibal, Hannibal Rising, and Red Dragon, but not Silence Of The Lambs. It's why you can't get a collector's set of all the Hannibal flicks, Lambs is over on its own little island, and you have to collect them separately. And it's why Clarice couldn't appear in the Hannibal show. Anyhoo, the rights holder to Lambs (and the character of Clarice) wanted to do a series set in the decade gap between Lambs and Hannibal for Lifetime. That never came together, but now its been greenlit by CBS. So, hooray! More adventures in the Hannibal-verse! https://www.cbr.com/silence-of-the-lambs-sequel-series-confirmed/?