The Girlfriend Experience, Starz’s cool and calculated escort drama that first premiered earlier this year, has been picked up for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A loose spinoff of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 thriller, it’s understood the filmmaker is on board to produce the sophomore run, which will hew closely to the anthology format, focusing on a host of new characters and risqué plotlines to boot.
No word yet on a release timeline for season 2 of The Girlfriend Experience, though the Powers That Be over at Starz are prepping for another deep dive into intimate relationships. It’ll run for 14 episodes in total.
“The first season of ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ allowed us to accommodate all viewing appetites with the traditional weekly episodic premiere schedule as well as a binging option for the entire 13-episodes,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director at Starz. “We’re excited to offer STARZ subscribers a second season that will explore new GFEs, clients and relationships as we take viewers back into this world that questions the price of intimacy and its emotional consequences.”
Riley Keough, who will soon reunite with Steven Soderbergh for NASCAR heist drama Logan Lucky, headlined Starz’s erotic series as Christine Reade, a budding law student who dips her toe into the escort world, indulging in a string of vacuous one night stands. A delicate handling of the subject matter coupled with striking cinematography was enough to draw praise from our own Isaac Feldberg.
The Girlfriend Experience is now expected to return with a second season in 2017.