Starz has given The Girlfriend Experience fans reason to celebrate with the announcement of a third season order for the drama series. The limited series is based on the 2009 Steven Soderbergh film of the same name and has Oscar winner Soderbergh (Traffic) involved as an executive producer.
Philip Fleishman and Jeff Cuban also executive the Starz series. Anja Marquardt (She’s Lost Control) writes, directs, and serves as a co-executive producer.
Season one premiered on April 10, 2016. Season two followed on November 5, 2017. A premiere date hasn’t been set for season three which will consist of 10 new episodes.
Riley Keough earned a Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Golden Globe nomination for season one. The series currently registers an 81% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Details on The Girlfriend Experience, Courtesy of Starz:
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.
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.