The Girlfriend Experience, from rom Steven Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman, is slated to return to Starz Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9/8c.
The 14-episode second season will follow two parallel storylines that each focus on a new cast of characters and “the price of intimacy and its emotional consequences.”
Storyline one is set in Washington, D.C., and explores the influence of dark money in the upcoming 2018 U.S. mid-term election. Anna Friel stars as Erica Myles who is a determined finance director of a Republican super PAC Louisa Krause plays Anna Garner, who is described as “a confident and intelligent GFE provider at the top of her game.” When Erica asks Anna for her help in blackmailing a powerful person to gain access to an entire network of secret donors, the two embark on a sexual relationship of dominance and submission.
Storyline two takes place in New Mexico and follows Bria who is a former high-end escort, played by Carmen Ejogo, who has entered the Witness Protection Program to escape an abusive relationship. Resettled and missing the allure of her former career and the lavish gifts that came with it, Bria begins to work once more as a sex worker. Her decision eventually comes to threaten her new life, the life of her estranged step-daughter and the US Marshal assigned to watch over them.
Starz has also teo two first look photos: