Director Steven Soderbergh once shook things up in the film world by working with adult film star Sasha Grey for his experimental drama The Girlfriend Experience. The film followed the life of a call girl moving from client to client in New York City during the days leading up the 2008 presidential election. Now Soderbergh is taking the story of a high end sex worker to Starz with the new limited series going by the same title.
Riley Keough stars in the show as Christine Reade, a second year student at Chicago-Burnham Law School and a new intern at the prestigious firm of Kirkland & Allen. Her future is promising in her field, but then she takes interest in getting paid for sexual relationships for a very high price. And as the trailer illustrates, it might even prove to be more lucrative and rewarding than her work in the law.
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Starz presented to the Television Critics Association this morning and Starz CEO Chris Albrecht announced new series collaborations with Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alejandro Brugués. We asked the status of the second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead, which was greenlit before the season one premiere. Albrecht says development is moving full speed ahead. Read More »
Starz presented a panel on The Girlfriend Experience today for the Television Critics Association. Steven Soderbergh, who directed the film on which the series is based, is producing the limited series written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. Riley Keough stars as Christine Reade, a law student making extra money providing transactional relationships, giving customers a girlfriend experience including sex and emotional intimacy. Read More »
Amazon Prime just got a little bit sweeter. Yesterday the company that has anything and everything just launched their Streaming Partners Program for Amazon Prime users, which allows them to add subscription programming from nearly 20 partners to their video service, but for an extra cost.
The two major partners in this new initiative are Showtime and Starz, and this new program may have the making of an a la carte cable service taking shape at Amazon. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ash vs. Evil Dead won’t premiere for another few days (on Halloween, to be exact), but Starz is already eager for even more bloody insanity. The Sam Raimi-produced horror series — which brings back Bruce Campbell as the chainsaw-handed hero — has been renewed for Season 2. More details on the Ash vs. Evil Dead renewal after the jump. Read More »
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It’s only been 23 years since Army of Darkness debuted in 1992, but when we are reunited with Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead on Starz this Halloween, within the confines of the narrative, 30 years will have passed since our chainsaw-handed hero took any responsibility as the monster hunter meat to stop the Evil Dead.
And if you want a sneak peek at the return of Ash, the first four minutes of the series have been made available online as a way to convince anyone who doesn’t pay for Starz to call their cable subscriber and change that. Will this new Ash vs Evil Dead clip be enough to convince people to pay for another set of channels? Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
The long-developing American Gods TV show got to take a big leap forward this week when Starz announced it had officially greenlit the show. But even so, it’s going to be a while before we’re actually sitting down to watch the first episode. They’ve barely started casting, let alone shooting.
So in the meantime, series co-creator Bryan Fuller has offered up a tiny taste of the upcoming series in the form of some concept art. And for what it’s worth, author Neil Gaiman wholeheartedly approves of his story’s new look. See the first American Gods concept art after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
The TV series version of The Girlfriend Experience won’t star Sasha Grey, but its lead should be familiar to Steven Soderbergh fans all the same. Riley Keough, memorably seen nuzzling a teacup pig in Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, is set to lead the 13-part half-hour series. Hit the jump for more on the Riley Keough Girlfriend Experience news.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s film career remains plenty busy, with the dark comedy Birdman due out later this year and the revenge drama The Revenant gearing up for next year. Nevertheless, he’s preparing to dive into the world of cable TV.
Starz has just given a ten-episode order to The One Percent, a drama co-created by Iñárritu. Ed Helms, Hilary Swank, and Ed Harris are on board to star. Hit the jump for more on the Iñárritu TV series.
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