CLARICE is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of "The Silence of the Lambs." During the first season, Clarice (Rebecca Breeds) joins the newly instituted VICAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program) unit of the FBI, created by Attorney General Ruth Martin (Jayne Atkinson). VICAP leader Paul Krendler (Michael Cudlitz) has doubts about Clarice's mental fitness to serve as an agent and the usefulness of her behavioral sciences background to help them investigate murderers and madmen. Throughout the season, Clarice must convince her fellow agents Tomas Esquivel (Lucca De Oliveira), Shaan Tripathi (Kal Penn) and Murray Clarke (Nick Sandow) that there is a larger, even more sinister explanation for a series of homicides that Krendler and Martin want to attribute to a serial killer. But for Clarice to find her voice as an investigator, she must confront both the horrors from her childhood and the monsters she encounters every day. Clarice and fellow FBI Agent Ardelia Mapp (Devyn Tyler), roommates from the Academy, are each other's staunch allies within the bureau. However, Clarice learns that Ardelia's experience as a woman of color working in the FBI is very different than her own. Meanwhile, Martin's daughter, Catherine (Marnee Carpenter), continues to struggle with the trauma she endured in Buffalo Bill's basement and tries to pull Clarice back into the well with her.