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The Girlfriend Experience - Season 2 - Anna Friel, Louisa Krause, Carmen Ejogo Join Starz Drama



Starz announced today that the second season of the Starz limited series "THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, executive produced by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Magic Mike, "The Knick") and Philip Fleishman, will feature two parallel storylines - each written, directed and executive produced by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. Kerrigan and Seimetz served as writers, directors and executive producers on season one of the limited series. Jeff Cuban, Andrew Fierberg (Secretary, My Art) and Academy® Nominated and Golden Globe®-winning producer Adele Romanski (Moonlight) will also executive produce.

Breaking with last season's format and following two parallel stories this season, "The Girlfriend Experience" will focus on entirely new characters, relationships, plotlines and locations while exploring the price of intimacy and its emotional consequences. One storyline for the 14-episode scripted anthology series will be set in Washington, D.C. and the other, in New Mexico

"It was always our intention to change the universe every season, but Amy and Lodge have cranked up the ambition, scope, and complexity of the show by creating two storylines even more provocative and confrontational than last year's. I'm as excited as a Swedish person is allowed to get," Soderbergh said.

Kerrigan's storyline is set against the backdrop of the corrupting influence of dark money in the upcoming 2018 U.S. mid-term elections, where everything and everyone has a price. This section of the second season of "The Girlfriend Experience" tracks an unexpected and complex relationship between Erica Myles, a commanding and strong-willed finance director of a Republican super PAC, and Anna Greenwald, a confident and intelligent GFE provider at the top of her game. Erica is under intense pressure to deliver on her super PAC fundraising goals. She meets Anna and enlists her help in blackmailing a high-powered dark money fundraiser. After their initial exchange, Erica and Anna fall into a complicated sexual relationship, marked by an exploration of vulnerability, dominance and submission, which also draws in Erica's manipulative ex-girlfriend. The mix of personal instability and career pressure mount and lead Erica down a path, both professionally and personally, that she struggles to control.

Anna Friel ("Broken," "Marcella," "Pushing Daisies") will portray Erica Myles and Louisa Krause ("Billions," "Blue Bloods," "The Flick") will play Anna Greenwald.
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