Amazon Prime Video has struck a multi-territory deal for The Girlfriend Experience, the 13-part Starz series from Steven Soderbergh.
The series, which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, 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 very high price.
Juggling two very different lives, Christine quickly finds herself drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy.
The Girlfriend Experience will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, Germany and Austria today, and in Japan later this year.
“With a captivating story, combined with an mesmerizing performance by Riley Keough and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, The Girlfriend Experience provides a dramatic and emotional look into this provocative world,”says Brad Beale, Vice President of Worldwide Television Acquisition for Amazon.
“We are excited to bring this extraordinary series exclusively to Prime members in the UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan.”
Jeffrey Hirsch, Chief Operating Officer at Starz, added: “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.”
Amazon customers who are not already members can start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/prime.