Friday, July 28, 2017

Starz Announces Premiere Date for Season 2 of 'The Girlfriend Experience'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Starz announced a premiere date for the second season of its anthology series The Girlfriend Experience.

The 14-episode second season will debut on Sunday, November 5 at 9/8c. The new season will follow two parallel stories, set in Washington, D.C. and New Mexico. 

The story written, directed and executive produced by Lodge Kerrigan is set against the backdrop of the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. It follows Erica Myles (Anna Friel), a strong-willed finance director of a Republican super PAC, and Anna Garner (Louisa Krause), a confident GFE provider at the top of her game. Under intense pressure to deliver on her fundraising goals, Erica enlists Anna's help in blackmailing a high-powered dark money fundraiser. That leads the ladies into a complicated sexual relationship, marked by an exploration of vulnerability, dominance and submission. Narges Rashidi, Michael Cram and Emily Piggford co-star.

The story written, directed and executive produced by Amy Seimetz follows Bria Jones (Carmen Ejogo), a former high-end escort who enters the Witness Protection Program to escape an abusive relationship. After being torn from her upscale lifestyle, Bria and her estranged step-daughter are relocated to New Mexico, where Brian begins to revive her career as a sex worker. Doing so threatens to ensnare Bria's new identity, her step-daughter and the U.S. Marshal (Tunde Adebimpe) put in charge of her well-being. Morgana Davies and Harmony Korine co-star.

Additional executive produces include Philip Fleishman, Jeff Cuban, Andrew Fierberg and Adele Romanski.