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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.
ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 23rd
STARZ Releases New Photography From the Upcoming Season of the High Seas Drama Series
Beverly Hills, Calif. – November 3, 2015 – STARZ today announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated third season of its Emmy®-award winning Original series “Black Sails,” returning Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. Season three opens in the wake of the destruction of Charles Town, where the world lives in fear of Captain Flint. When his campaign of terror crosses over into madness, it falls to John Silver to locate the man within the monster. Meanwhile, with Eleanor Guthrie gone, Jack Rackham and Captain Charles Vane struggle to secure Nassau for the ages.
The series, which is about to begin production on its recently announced fourth season in Cape Town, South Africa, is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg (“Jericho,” “Human Target”) and Robert Levine (“Touch”) and executive produced by Michael Bay (the Transformers franchise, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Purge), as well as Chris Symes (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Eragon) and Dan Shotz (“Jericho,” “Harper’s Island”). The complete second season is available on DVD and Blu-ray starting November 3, 2015.
The ten-episode third season of the authentic high seas drama follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Ray Stevenson (‘Rome,” Insurgent, Divergent) joins the cast as the iconic pirate ‘Blackbeard,’ and Luke Roberts (“Wolf Hall,” Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) joins as historic figure ‘Woodes Rogers.’ In season three, all are tested when a new threat arrives in Nassau, one the pirates could never have anticipated. It knows them. It understands them. And in the blink of an eye, it will turn them against each other.
The first two seasons of “Black Sails” averaged 4.5 million multi-platform viewers per episode* and the series is distributed in over 175 countries and territories worldwide. “Black Sails” won two Emmy® Awards in 2014, for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, and Outstanding Sound Editing.
“Black Sails” stars Toby Stephens as the brilliant and unstoppable ‘Captain Flint.’ Stephens is an accomplished film, television and stage actor, who will appear in the feature film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi directed by Michael Bay slated for release January 15, 2016, and is well-known for his role in Die Another Day. He starred in BBC’s “Vexed” and on stage in “Noel Coward’s Private Lives,” and his many film credits include Believe and Twelfth Night. London-born Hannah New, who portrays ‘Eleanor Guthrie,’ starred in the miniseries, “El Tiempo Entre Costuras (The Time Between Seams)” and most recently in 2014’s Maleficent. Luke Arnold, who portrays the classic character, ‘John Silver’ in the years before his well-known feats, has appeared in “McLeod’s Daughters,” “Rush,” and most recently starred in the miniseries “INXS: The Michael Hutchence Story.” Jessica Parker Kennedy, who plays ‘Max’ a former prostitute with an eye towards advancement, is known for her work in the television series, “The Secret Circle,” and has appeared in the films 50/50 and In Time. British actor Tom Hopper , who portrays ‘Billy Bones’ of “Treasure Island” fame, is most well-known for his role as ‘Sir Percival’ in “Merlin” and has recently appeared in Northmen – A Viking Saga. Zach McGowan is featured as ‘Captain Charles Vane,’ a rival pirate to Captain Flint. McGowan is most well-known for his role in the series “Shameless” and appeared last year in the feature film Dracula Untold.