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STARZ RELEASES NEW TEASER TRAILER AND PHOTO FOR
“ASH VS EVIL DEAD”
View Video: Ash vs Evil Dead Season Two Teaser Trailer
Beverly Hills, Calif., July 6, 2016 – STARZ released a new teaser trailer and photo today for the highly anticipated 10-episode second season of the half-hour series executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, Ivan Raimi, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.
The second season roars back into action with Ash leaving his beloved Jacksonville and returning to his hometown of Elk Grove. There, he confronts Ruby. The former enemies have to form an uneasy alliance as Elk Grove soon becomes the nucleus of evil.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.
As previously announced, Lee Majors, Ted Raimi, and Michelle Hurd join the cast this season as Brock Williams, Ash’s father, Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash’s high school love respectively.
Ash vs Evil Dead Teaser Trailer:
Watch Season One: The full first season of “Ash vs Evil Dead” can be viewed now on the Starz App on Chromecast, Apple TV (4th generation and newer), iPhones and iPads running iOS 7.0 or higher, Google Nexus Player, Sony Android TV, as well as most Android phones, tablets, and TV devices.
RICKY WHITTLE CAST AS SHADOW MOON IN STARZ AND FREMANTLEMEDIA’S “AMERICAN GODS”
The Up-and-Coming Actor Will Play Shadow Moon in the Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Blockbuster Fantasy Novel
Beverly Hills, Calif. (January 28, 2016) – Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) announced today that Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April.
Neil Gaiman said, “I’m thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I’m delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”
Commented Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, “We searched every continent and country and all the islands in between for our Shadow Moon, and we are lucky to have found Ricky. Fans of the novel will find he has every bit of the heart of the character they fell in love with.”
A native of Oldham, Greater Manchester England, Whittle’s credits include “The 100,” “Austenland,” “Hollyoaks,” “Mistresses,” “NCIS” and “Holby City.” Whittle is the son of former Royal Air Force serviceman Harry Whittle and grew up travelling around the world. A keen sportsman, Whittle represented England and the United Kingdom at youth level in football and rugby.
American Gods been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
“American Gods” is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”) are writers and showrunners. David Slade (“Hannibal,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) is directing the pilot and additional episodes. FMNA’s Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producing the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Ken Segna is the Starz executive in charge of “American Gods.” Starz retains all network pay TV and SVOD rights to the project. FremantleMedia is distributing the series worldwide.
Ricky Whittle is represented by TalentWorks, Creative Artists Management in the UK, and Untitled Entertainment
ALL NEW TRAILER RELEASED FOR STEVEN SODERBERGH’S NEW STARZ LIMITED SERIES “THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE” IN ADVANCE OF PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Series Starring Riley Keough Premieres April 10th on STARZ
Today, STARZ released an all new trailer for the Limited Series “The Girlfriend Experience,” in advance of its April 10th premiere on STARZ. The series is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, Philip Fleishman, Lodge Kerrigan, Amy Seimetz, Gary Marcus and Jeff Cuban and stars Riley Keough (Magic Mike, Mad Max: Fury Road). Kerrigan and Seimetz are the co-creators, writing and directing all 13 episodes.
“The Girlfriend Experience” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 23rd.
“The Girlfriend Experience” follows Christine Reade, a second year student at Chicago-Burnham Law School and a new intern at the prestigious firm of Kirkland & Allen. Working hard to establish herself at the firm, her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Known as GFEs, they are women who provide “The Girlfriend Experience”—emotional and sexual relationships at a very high price. Juggling two very different lives, Christine quickly finds herself drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy. It also stars Paul Sparks, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Kate Lyn Sheil.
In addition to its linear premiere on STARZ on April 10th at 8pm ET/PT, all 13 half-hour episodes will also be made available simultaneously for STARZ subscribers on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND, in the U.S.
For more information, go to the official The Girlfriend Experience Facebook Page and follow @STARZ_Channel for up to the minute information. Join the conversation with #GirlfriendExperience; on Twitter at Twitter.com/GFE_Starz and on Instagram at Instagram.com/gfe_starz.
INCLUDING BEST TELEVISION SERIES “OUTLANDER” AND BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES “FLESH AND BONE”
Network Receives First Ever Recognition in All Three Television Categories, Including Performance Nominations for Caitriona Balfe, Sarah Hay, Patrick Stewart and Tobias Menzies
Beverly Hills, Calif., December 10, 2015 – STARZ was nominated for six Golden Globe® awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this morning at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards nomination ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The network garnered category nominations for “Outlander” for Best Television Series – Drama and “Flesh and Bone” for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
This marks the first time the network has received nominations in all three television categories across drama, comedy and limited-series, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for Caitriona Balfe in “Outlander,” Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Sarah Hay in “Flesh and Bone,” Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Patrick Stewart in “Blunt Talk” and Best Performance by an actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Tobias Menzies in “Outlander.”
“Our thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring STARZ with nominations for our series ‘Outlander’ and ‘Flesh and Bone’ and the performances of Catiriona Balfe, Sarah Hay, Patrick Stewart and Tobias Menzies,” said Starz CEO, Chris Albrecht. “We are incredibly proud of our talented actors and producing partners who have been recognized for their achievements.”
“Outlander,” currently in production on its second season which will return to STARZ in Spring 2016, is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”). The series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure as it follows Claire Randall, a married WWII combat nurse who mistakenly falls back in time to 1743. “Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
“Flesh and Bone,” a gritty eight-hour limited series created by Emmy® award-winning “Breaking Bad” writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett, follows a young dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. John Melfi (“House of Cards,” “Sex and the City”), Lawrence Bender (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Good Will Hunting”) and Kevin Brown (“Roswell”) are Executive Producers. Australian filmmaker David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom,” “Rover”) directed the first episode. The limited series premiered November 8th and the entire series is currently available on STARZ Play and STARZ On Demand for STARZ subscribers.
This marks the first Golden Globe® nomination for Caitriona Balfe (Money Monster, Now You See Me) who stars as Claire Randall in “Outlander.” It is also the first nomination for Sarah Hay, who stars as Claire Robbins in “Flesh and Bone” and is a soloist dancer currently for Semperoper Ballett in Dresden, Germany after dancing professionally in the US for four years and training at the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre.
This is the third Golden Globe® nomination for Patrick Stewart and his first nomination for a comedy series. Stewart was recognized for his performance in the STARZ comedy series, “Blunt Talk” as Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. The series from Media Rights Capital (MRC) and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames, Tristram Shapeero and Stephanie Davis premiered its first season on August 22, and is greenlit for a second season to return in 2016 on STARZ.
This is the first Golden Globe® nomination for Tobias Menzies (“The Honorable Woman,” “Game of Thrones,” Casino Royale, Atonement) who plays two characters in the STARZ Original Series “Outlander,” Frank Randall the beloved husband of Claire in the 1940s and Captain “Black Jack” Randall, the Captain of the English Army in 1793, capable of monstrous acts.
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Teaser Video Kicks Off The 25 Days of Giving
Today, STARZ released the first-look teaser for Season Two of “Outlander.” The critically-acclaimed series adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) and will return in Spring 2016.
The Season Two teaser is the first release for Starz’ 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings. Starting December 1, Starz will release exclusive content across Twitter and Facebook, including never-before-seen season 2 photos, cast interviews, holiday recipes, and the chance to win special Outlander store items.
Season Two of Outlander begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising, and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.