Starz has renewed Steven Soderbergh’s critically-acclaimed drama series, The Girlfriend Experience, for a third season of 10 episodes. Some had assumed that the series had been cancelled since the second season finished aired a year and a half ago, in December 2017. There’s been no word on when season three will debut.
An escort anthology drama, season two of The Girlfriend Experience starred Anna Friel, Louisa Krause, Carmen Ejogo, Narges Rashidi, Michael Cram, Emily Piggford, Tunde Adebimpe, Morgana Davies, and Harmony Korine. In Washington D.C., during the 2018 mid-term elections, Republican super PAC finance director Erica Myles (Friel) and GFE provider Anna Garner (Krause) get involved in a complicated relationship, even as they set out to blackmail a dark money fundraiser. Meanwhile, the Witness Protection Program relocates high-end escort Bria Jones (Ejogo) to New Mexico, in order to help her escape from an abusive ex. Despite the protection of US Marshall Ian Olsen (Adebimpe), Bria starts moonlighting as sex worker, endangering her step-daughter and Ian, as well.
Here’s some information from Starz about the upcoming third season:
“The Girlfriend Experience”
“The Girlfriend Experience” third season is set amidst the London tech scene where a young female neuroscientist begins to explore the transactional world of The Girlfriend Experience, only to find herself deep inside the Uncanny Valley with the relationships she creates.
Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike, “The Knick”) and Fleishman return as executive producers with Jeff Cuban serving as executive producer. Written and directed by Anja Marquardt (She’s Lost Control) who also serves as co-executive producer, the 10-episode scripted anthology series is a Transactional Pictures of NY LP Production in Association with Populist Pictures and Magnolia Pictures.
The STARZ Limited series “The Girlfriend Experience” was a reimagining of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 critically acclaimed movie of the same name. Season one of “The Girlfriend Experience” followed Christine Reade (Riley Keough), a second-year law student. Working hard to establish herself as an intern at a prestigious law firm, her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. The second season of the anthology series followed two parallel stories each focusing on entirely new characters, relationships, plotlines and locations while exploring the price of intimacy and its emotional consequences. Starring Anna Friel, Louisa Krause and Carmen Ejogo, the storylines for season two were juxtaposed between Washington, D.C. and New Mexico.
Vice President of Original Programming Samantha Offsay is the Starz executive in charge of the third season of “The Girlfriend Experience.”
What do you think? Have you watched The Girlfriend Experience TV show? Will you watch season three on Starz?