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Amazon Picks Up ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ in U.K., Germany, Austria, Japan

Amazon Prime Video has acquired rights in the Britain, Germany, Austria and Japan to Steven Soderbergh’s series “The Girlfriend Experience” from Starz.

The 13 episodes of the show will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the three European countries Monday and in Japan later this year.

The show stars Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough as Christine, a law student and intern at a prestigious firm who is drawn into the world of “transactional relationships.”

“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 Brad Beale, VP of worldwide television acquisition for Amazon.

“The Girlfriend Experience” was created by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seitmetz, and also stars Paul Sparks (“Boardwalk Empire”), Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Kate Lyn Sheil.

The show is executive produced by Soderbergh, Philip Fleishman, Lodge Kerrigan, Amy Seimetz, Gary Marcus and Jeff Cuban.

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