British actress and singer Carmen Ejogo (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) has been cast in the second season of the Starz drama series, The Girlfriend Experience!
From Executive Producers Steven Soderbergh (based on his film of the same name), Lodge Kerrigan, and Amy Seimetz, The Girlfriend Experience’s second season will feature new characters and a new format. The series will feature parallel storylines taking place over 14 episodes in Washington, D.C. and New Mexico.
Soderbergh expressed his excitement with the new direction, stating, “It was always our intention to change the universe every season, but Amy and Lodge [each responsible for one storyline] 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.”
“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,” exclaimed Starz Managing Director Carmi Slotnik.
The first season starred Riley Keough as the central character, Christine Reade, a law student who shifts her focus when a classmate introducers her to the world of transactional relationships.
Ejogo will add an interesting dynamic to the shifting storyline, bringing film credits that include Sparkle, Alex Cross, The Purge: Anarchy and more!