Steven Soderbergh’s critically-acclaimed limited series The Girlfriend Experience has been greenlit for a second season. The news was announced today during Starz’s panel at TCA.
Soderbergh returns as executive producer, along with Philip Fleishman, Lodge Kerrigan, Amy Seimetz, and Jeff Cuban. Andrew Fierberg and Adele Romanski will also executive produce. Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz will serve as showrunners, writers and directors for the 14-episode scripted anthology series.
The Girlfriend Experience second season will focus on an entirely new characters and plotlines.
The limited series is a reimagining of Soderbergh’s 2009 movie of the same name. Season one, starring Riley Keough followed Christine Reade (Keough), a second year student at Chicago-Burnham Law School and a new intern at a prestigious law firm. Working hard to establish herself at the firm, her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Juggling two very different lives, Christine quickly finds herself drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy.
“The first season of ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ allowed us to accommodate all viewing appetites with the traditional weekly episodic premiere schedule as well as a binging option for the entire 13-episodes,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director at Starz. “We’re excited to offer Starz subscribers a second season that will explore new GFEs, clients and relationships as we take viewers back into this world that questions the price of intimacy and its emotional consequences.”
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