Amazon Takes Steven Soderbergh's Starz Series 'Girlfriend Experience' for U.K., Germany, Japan

The Girlfriend Experience still 2 - H 2016
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The Steven Soderbergh executive produced show with Riley Keough also will be available on Amazon Prime Video in Austria.

Amazon and Starz on Monday unveiled a multi-territory content licensing agreement for Starz's The Girlfriend Experience, a limited series from executive producer Steven Soderbergh and inspired by his 2009 film of the same name.

The 13 episodes of the show will premiere today exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the U.K., Germany and Austria and in Japan later this year.

“With a captivating story, combined with a mesmerizing performance by Riley Keough and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, The Girlfriend Experience provides a dramatic and emotional look into this provocative world,” said Amazon vp worldwide television acquisition Brad Beale. “We are excited to bring this extraordinary series exclusively to Prime members in the U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan.”

Said Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch: "Starz is very pleased to license The Girlfriend Experience to Amazon for these markets. Starz is making breakthrough original programming that engages and delights its fans. The Girlfriend Experience is a stunning limited series with an incredible performance by star Riley Keough.”

The show follows Christine Reade, a second-year student at Chicago-Burnham Law School and a new intern at a prestigious law firm. Working hard to establish herself at the firm, her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Known as GFEs, they are women who provide The Girlfriend Experience — emotional and sexual relationships at a high price. Juggling two very different lives, Christine quickly finds herself drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy.