Starz TCA 2016

Starz presented panels to the Television Critics Association today. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht spoke to reporters to make several announcements and take questions. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who produces the Starz series Power, has a new show in development with Starz. “Tomorrow, Today is a terrific superhero-themed series based on a screenplay by Curtis Jackson, our partner in Power,” Albrecht said.

Later, during a panel for Power, Jackson spoke about Tomorrow, Today. “Tomorrow, Today, I wrote that screenplay three times before I actually got a chance to pitch it as a series with new writers around to support it,“ Jackson said.

Hit the jump to learn about Starz’s other new series, plus the latest on OutlanderThe Girlfriend Experience, and Black SailsRead More »

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Ash vs Evil Dead season 2 teaser

Starz was so high on Ash vs. Evil Dead, they renewed it for a second season before the first season even premiered. And they’re so thrilled about that second season, they’re wasting no time showing it off. Though Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2 won’t premiere for another few months, Starz has just served up the first deliciously gory teaser trailer and image.  Read More »

Ian McShane

American Gods fans, your prayers have been answered. In honor of, um, Wednesday, Starz has just revealed that Mr. Wednesday will be played by the great Ian McShane in Bryan Fuller and Michael Green‘s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s novel. McShane joins Ricky Whittle (The 100), who was cast as lead character Shadow Moon several weeks agoRead More »

The Girlfriend Experience Trailer

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.

Watch The Girlfriend Experience trailer after the jump! Read More »

Ash vs Evil Dead

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 »

The Girlfriend Experience

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 »

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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 »