Ever intrigued about viewer experience, the Steven Soderbergh-produced series inspired by his feature, “The Girlfriend Experience,” is shaking things up in some interesting ways. Firstly, the drama series will be served out in 30-minute episodes, which is uncommon for shows in the genre. Secondly, the entire series will be available on Starz Play and Starz On Demand right from the start, or week by week on cable. It’s another sign that networks are starting to figure out ways to respond to the Netflix model. But what is the show all about?
Well, it stars Riley Keough, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Paul Sparks, and Kate Lyn Sheil, and follows a young law student who is introduced into the world of high end sex work. It’s the kind of subject matter that seems poised for controversy, but the network is ready.
The entire run of “The Girlfriend Experience” will screen at Sundance, and it hits Starz on April 10th.