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Katherine Langford to Topline Starz Thriller

Starz has given a series order to a psychological thriller, The Venery of Samantha Bird, starring Katherine Langford. The eight-episode drama comes from creator Anna Moriarty and is produced by Lionsgate Television and Paramount Television Studios. It centers on the title character (Langford, 13 Reasons Why, Knives Out), who while visiting family in New England […]

Lionsgate Vice Chairman: Separating Studio From Starz “Is the Right Thing to Do”

Lionsgate vice chairman Michael Burns updated Wall Street analysts on Wednesday about current talks with multiple bidders on a possible transaction involving Starz as well as the entire company.   “I can tell you the deeper we’ve gotten into this over the last few months, the more we’re convinced this is the right thing to […]

‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Outlander’ and ‘WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story’ Among Panels Set for New York Comic Con

The final season of AMC’s flagship zombie drama The Walking Dead, the latest season of Starz’s time-travel period romance Outlander and Roku’s Daniel Radcliffe-starring Weird Al biopic are among the first slate of panels announced for New York Comic Con’s 2022 edition. Reedpop unveiled all three along with eight other programming events Tuesday as part of […]

Ioane “John” King, Actor on Starz’s ‘Spartacus,’ Dies at 49

Ioane “John” King, who started as an extra on the Starz historical drama Spartacus before being elevated to the recurring fan-favorite role of Rhaskos, died on Aug. 16. He was 49. The actor’s passing was announced by his family on a Facebook page devoted to his battle with adenocarcinoma cancer. His sister Anne Wall told […]

‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Scores Early Renewal at Starz

Starz continues to lean into its Power franchise. The Lionsgate-backed premium cable network used its time at the virtual Television Critics Association’s summer press tour to announce an early season three renewal for Power Book III: Raising Kanan. The news arrives ahead of the show’s Aug. 14 sophomore debut. The series is set in the […]

Marlon Wayans Comedy in the Works at Starz

Marlon Wayans and the minds behind South Side and Sherman’s Showcase are teaming up at Starz. The premium cable outlet is developing a comedy series called Book of Marlon, inspired by Wayans’ life and career. Wayans and his producing partner Rick Alvarez will write the pilot episode with Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, co-creators of […]

Lionsgate Grows Starz Streaming Subscribers to 26.3M 

Lionsgate saw its base of streaming subscribers for Starz keep rising as the Hollywood studio released its second quarter financial results as it explores a sale or spinoff of the premium cable and streaming platform. On Thursday, the Hollywood studio saw its number of global streaming subscribers for Starz rise to 26.3 million for the […]