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‘Outlander’ Prequel Set at Starz, Gets Title

The expansion of the Starz franchise Outlander with a prequel is a go, and will be called Outlander: Blood of My Blood. The enlarging of the Outlander universe will portray the love story between Jamie Fraser’s parents. The writers room on the new project is underway, and Diana Gabaldon, who penned the Outlander novel series, […]

Starz Teams With NALIP, NFMLA for Development Program for Underrepresented Writers

As part of Starz’s ongoing #TakeTheLead initiative to support inclusion behind the scenes as well as as onscreen, the network is launching a program to train scribes from historically excluded backgrounds in writing for premium cable. The Starz #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive is a first-time partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers and NewFilmmakers […]

Starz’s ‘Becoming Elizabeth’: TV Review

A teenage Elizabeth Tudor (Alicia von Rittberg) finds herself thrown into the midst of political intrigue following the death of her father, Henry VIII.

Starz’s ‘P-Valley’ Posts Huge Viewer Gains for Season 2 Premiere

Starz’s P-Valley had a big return for the start of its second season, driven by record growth on the premium cable outlet’s streaming app. The June 3 premiere for the critical favorite, created by Katori Hall, gathered 4.5 million viewers across platforms in the United States over its first three days, Starz says. The bulk […]

Starz’s ‘P-Valley’ Season 2: TV Review

Katori Hall's Mississippi Delta strip club drama returns with a second season set in 2020 amid the COVID pandemic and the summer of racial injustice protests.

Ava DuVernay Developing Lauren Ridloff, Joshua Jackson Romantic Drama at Starz

Joshua Jackson and Eternals‘ Lauren Ridloff will star in a romantic drama series from Ava DuVernay in development at Starz. The network has given the untitled project a three-season script-to-series commitment, meaning that if greenlit, all 18 half-hour episodes (six per season) would air. Ridloff and Jackson, who previously starred together on Broadway in the […]

‘Vida’ Creator Tanya Saracho Reteaming With Starz for Half-Hour Drama ‘Lovesong’

Two years after Vida concluded its three-season run on Starz, creator Tanya Saracho and the network have reunited with a new number. The playwright and television writer is developing Lovesong, a half-hour drama about a pair of Mexican-American childhood friends living in London who get involved in a romantic triangle with a singer-songwriter. With East […]

‘Shining Vale,’ Starring Courteney Cox, Renewed at Starz

Starz will return to Shining Vale. The premium cable outlet has renewed its series starring Courteney Cox for a second season. The renewal comes about a month Shining Vale completed its first season. Like the first installment, season two will run for eight episodes. “Shining Vale is both wickedly funny and a beautiful three-dimensional portrayal […]

Abu Dhabi Companies to Buy Majority Stake in Starzplay Arabia

Abu Dhabi-based investment company ADQ and pay-TV operator E-Vision, which is part of e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group), have signed a binding agreement to acquire a majority stake of 57 percent in streaming service Starzplay Arabia. Starz and parent Lionsgate will maintain commercial agreements for content licensing to the venture. The transaction remains subject […]

‘Power’ Spinoff ‘Force’ Renewed for Season 2 at Starz

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson can rest a little easier now. Mere days after the Power executive producer blasted Starz for its delayed renewal decision over Power spinoff Force, the Lionsgate-backed cable network has officially picked up the fourth series in the franchise for a second season. Additionally, Gary Lennon (Power, Hightown, Euphoria) will take over […]

Apocalyptic Oktoberfest Series ‘Night In Paradise’ Will be Starzplay’s First German-Language Original (Exclusive)

Starz has commissioned its first-ever German-language original, ordering a six-part series adaptation of Night in Paradise, based on Frank Schmolke’s graphic novel of the same name, for its international premium streaming service, Starzplay. The series traces the events of an apocalypse that play out during one fateful night in the middle of Munich’s Oktoberfest. Jürgen […]

Starz’s ‘Shining Vale’: TV Review

Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan's horror-comedy follows a family led by Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear as they move into a Connecticut house that might be haunted by ghosts, demons or just an extended metaphor.