Easily one of the most anticipated returning dramas this fall TV season is “The Girlfriend Experience.” Starz’s reimagining of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 indie film of the same name was one of the best series of 2016, and IndieWire even named it the best directed drama series of the 21st century after only 13 episodes. Creators Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan are returning for the more ambitious next run of episodes, with each director tackling one of two parallel storylines.
“Pushing Daises” favorite Anna Friel and relative newcomer Louisa Krause star in Kerrigan’s story. The former plays a commanding finance director of a Republican super PAC who engages in a risky relationship with Krause’s confident escort. Seimetz’s narrative stars Carmen Ejogo (“Selma,” “It Comes At Night” )as a former high-end escort who enters the Witness Protection Program in order to escape an abusive relationship.
he first is set against the backdrop of the 2018 U.S. mid-term election and tracks the relationship between Erica Myles (Anna Friel), a commanding and finance director of a Republican super PAC, and Anna Garner (Louisa Krause), a confident and intelligent escort provider. The second storyline stars Carmen Ejogo (“Selma,” “It Comes At Night”) as a former high-end escort who enters the Witness Protection Program in order to escape her abusive relationship.
“The Girlfriend Experience” premiered at TIFF earlier this month and will debut on Starz on Sunday, November 5 at 9pm ET. Watch the official trailer below.