Starz announced today that the third season of the critically-acclaimed anthology series The Girlfriend Experience, from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Contagion), will premiere on Sunday, May 2 across all STARZ platforms including on STARZ at 8:00PM ET/PT.
The official trailer and key art were also released out of the third season’s debut at South by Southwest (SXSW).
Written and directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Anja Marquardt (She’s Lost Control), executive produced by Philip Fleishman (The Girlfriend Experience) and starring Julia Goldani Telles (The Affair), The Girlfriend Experience season three will be available on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, also airing day and date on the STARZPLAY International streaming service across Europe, Latin America and Japan.
The Girlfriend Experience made its third season World Premiere as an Official Selection of SXSW today. The first two episodes will be available for all SXSW Virtual Festival goers to watch for the duration of the festival.
The third installment of The Girlfriend Experience is set amidst the London tech scene and focuses on Iris (Telles), a neuroscience major. As she begins to explore the transactional world of The Girlfriend Experience, Iris quickly learns that her client sessions provide her with a compelling edge in the tech world and vice versa. She then begins to question whether her actions are driven by free will, or something else altogether, and heads down a deep path of exploration.
Soderbergh and Fleishman executive produce the series with Jeff Cuban (The China Hustle). Marquardt also serves as co-executive producer.
The 10-episode scripted anthology series is a Transactional Pictures of NY LP production in association with Extension 765 and Magnolia Pictures.
Starz has also announced that the original docuseries Confronting a Serial Killer, from Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger, is set to premiere on Sunday, April 18 on STARZ across all platforms, as well as on STARZ at 9PM ET/PT. Additionally, the network unveiled the official trailer as well as the original key art for the five-episode series. Confronting a Serial Killer will also air day and date on the Starzplay international streaming service across Europe, Latin America and Japan.
The five-episode series tells the timely story of the unprecedented relationship between acclaimed New York Times best-selling author and memoirist Jillian Lauren (Some Girls: My Life in a Harem) and the most prolific serial killer in American history, Samuel Little, and her race against time to identify his victims before it’s too late (Little recently died in prison at the age of 80, after having avoided justice for his crimes for decades).
Lauren uncovers Little’s darkest secrets and aids law enforcement in solving a multitude of cold case murders while struggling to reconcile her own history of addiction and abuse with her present-day mission to return the identities of previously nameless bodies and forgotten women. As she slips deeper into his sordid world, Jillian realizes that she may become, psychologically, Little’s last victim.
Through the perspectives of Lauren, as well as several female members of law enforcement, multiple investigators, survivors and victims’ family members, Confronting a Serial Killer shines a light on systemic issues within the criminal justice system including bias against marginalized communities, particularly women of color, and those struggling with addiction, mental illness, and trauma.
Confronting a Series Killer is executive produced and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger (The Paradise Lost Trilogy, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes) with Po Kutchins (The Murder of Laci Peterson, Prison Town, USA, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth) serving as showrunner and executive producer. Jon Doran and Jon Kamen also serve as executive producers.
Produced by Lionsgate Television, Third Eye Motion Picture Company and RadicalMedia, Senior Vice President, Head of Unscripted Programming Alice Dickens-Koblin is the executive overseeing Confronting a Serial Killer on behalf of Starz and Lionsgate.