Sneak Peek new footage from the upcoming 13-part anthology TV series "The Girlfriend Experience", airing om STARZ in 2016, based on director Steven Soderbergh's 2009 feature "The Girlfriend Experience", starring Sasha Grey:
Soderbergh ("The Knick") and Philip Fleishman executive produce the new series, to be written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz.
"We’re in an exciting period of auteur-driven television right now," said Soderbergh.
"When Philip floated the idea of a 'Girlfriend Experience'-inspired television show, I thought: 'Let’s make it a different woman in a different city, let’s pair two independent writer/directors, one male and one female, and let them do the whole thing.'
"I’ve known Lodge for 20 years and I became a fan of Amy’s when I saw her first feature last summer. We went to Chris Albrecht because he and I have been trying to find something to do together since we did 'K Street' 11 years ago. He responded without hesitation to both the idea of the show and the approach."
"We’re excited to work with Steven and Philip to develop this anthology series that takes viewers into a world where intimacy has a price," said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. "We were captivated by Steven’s exploration of a story where emotional consequences arise, surprising and complicating the lives of both the clients and the professional 'lovers'.
"This series gives Starz an opportunity to work with some of the most talented independent filmmakers of today, and craft a cinematic exploration into the hearts of relationships – in line with the original film."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek STARZ' "The Girlfriend Experience"......