Starz Watergate Drama “Gaslit” Casts Patton Oswalt, Nat Faxon, Erinn Hayes, Patrick Walker





Starz Watergate Drama “Gaslit” Casts Patton Oswalt, Nat Faxon, Erinn Hayes, Patrick Walker and Carlos Valdes Amongst Others
Raphael Sbarge, Chris Conner, Anne Dudek, Brian Geraghty, Nelson Franklin, Reed Diamond, Johnny Berchtold, Adam Ray, and Billy Smith also join the Julia Roberts and Sean Penn led series.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ WATERGATE DRAMA “GASLIT” CASTS PATTON OSWALT, NAT FAXON, ERINN HAYES, PATRICK WALKER AND CARLOS VALDES AMONGST OTHERS

Raphael Sbarge, Chris Conner, Anne Dudek, Brian Geraghty, Nelson Franklin, Reed Diamond, Johnny Berchtold, Adam Ray, and Billy Smith join the Julia Roberts and Sean Penn Led Series

Santa Monica, Calif. – October 15, 2021 – STARZ announced today additional recurring cast members that will appear in STARZ Original series “Gaslit,” the untold story of Martha Mitchell’s role in exposing Watergate. Emmy(R) winner Patton Oswalt (Young Adult, “A.P. Bio”); Oscar(R) winner Nat Faxon (The Descendants, The Way Way Back); Emmy(R) nominee Erinn Hayes (“Childrens Hospital,” Bill & Ted Face the Music); Patrick Walker (“The Resident,” “Power”); Carlos Valdes (“The Flash,” “Arrow”); Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon a Time,” Risky Business); Chris Conner (“Altered Carbon,” “American Crime Story”); Anne Dudek (White Chicks, “House”); Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Flight); Nelson Franklin (“Veep,” “New Girl”); Reed Diamond (Moneyball, “Designated Survivor”); Johnny Berchtold (“The Wilds,” “Manhunt”); Adam Ray (The Heat, Spy); and Billy Smith (Sully, The Irishman) all join the Julia Roberts and Sean Penn led series in recurring roles. The series is created and executive produced by Robbie Pickering (“Mr. Robot,” “Search Party,” Natural Selection).

“Gaslit” is a modern take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal – from Nixon’s bumbling, opportunistic subordinates, and the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes, to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down.

The story will center on Martha Mitchell, played by Julia Roberts. A big personality with an even bigger mouth, Martha is a celebrity Arkansan socialite and wife to Nixon’s loyal Attorney General, John Mitchell, played by Sean Penn. Despite her party affiliation, she’s the first person to publicly sound the alarm on Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, causing both the Presidency and her personal life to unravel. As Attorney General, Mitchell is Nixon’s most trusted advisor and best friend. Temperamental, foulmouthed and ruthless – yet hopelessly in love with his famously outspoken wife – he’ll be forced to choose between Martha and the President.

“Gaslit” Recurring Cast

Patton Oswalt will play “Chuck Colson,” a close advisor to Nixon who served as Special Counsel to the President and played a role in the Watergate cover-up.

Nat Faxon will play “Bob Haldeman,” White House Chief of Staff to President Nixon. With John Ehrlichman, he operated as the “Berlin Wall” standing between Nixon and the rest of the administration.

Erinn Hayes will play “Peggy Ebbitt,” a friend of the Mitchells from the early days of their marriage.

Patrick Walker will play “Frank Wills,” the security guard at the Watergate who is the first to find evidence of the break-in, raising the alarm on one of the biggest political scandals in American history and altering the course of his own life.

Carlos Valdes will play “Paul Magallanes,” one of the FBI Agents assigned to the Watergate case. He and his partner, Angelo Lano (Chris Messina), come up against the full force of the White House as they investigate the events of June 1972.

Raphael Sbarge will play “Charles N. Shaffer,” attorney to John Dean (Dan Stevens) during his testimony to the Senate Watergate Committee.

Chris Conner will play “John Ehrlichman,” Nixon’s right-hand man and, with Bob Haldeman, the “Berlin Wall” protecting the President from accountability and enacting his every whim.

Anne Dudek will play “Diana Oweiss,” secretary to Attorney General John Mitchell (Sean Penn).

Brian Geraghty will play “Peter,” a security guard hired by John Mitchell to protect the Mitchell family, who plays a direct role in a traumatic experience which changes Martha Mitchell’s (Julia Roberts) life.

Nelson Franklin will play “Dick Moore,” White House Special Counsel and John Dean’s right-hand man, getting in over his head in both the Watergate cover-up and the ’72 Republican National Convention.

Reed Diamond will play “Mark Felt,” Associate Director of the FBI under L. Patrick Gray, who leaked information from the FBI to the Washington Post as Deep Throat.

Johnny Berchtold will play “Jay Jennings,” son of Martha Mitchell (Julia Roberts). A Vietnam veteran, Jay is the reason Martha bucks the Nixon party by objecting to the Vietnam War.

Adam Ray will play “Ron Ziegler,” Nixon’s White House Press Secretary, tasked with fielding questions about Martha Mitchell (Julia Roberts) and the Watergate scandal.

Billy Smith will play “Ken Ebbitt,” an old friend of John Mitchell (Sean Penn) and the one who first introduces Mitchell to Martha (Julia Roberts).

Along with Pickering, Matt Ross (Captain Fantastic, 28 Hotel Rooms) will direct and executive produce with Sam Esmail (“Homecoming,” “Mr. Robot”), via his overall deal with UCP, and Chad Hamilton (“Mr. Robot,” “Homecoming”), serving as executive producers under their production banner Esmail Corp. Roberts will executive produce under her banner Red Om Films along with co-executive producers Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. Anonymous Content and Slate’s Gabriel Roth and Josh Levin will also executive produce. Leon Neyfakh, who created the podcast, will consult on the project. “Gaslit” is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, for STARZ.

“Gaslit” will air on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and on its international premium streaming platform, Starzplay, across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan.

Executive Vice President of Original Programming Karen Bailey is the STARZ executive overseeing “Gaslit.”

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

About UNIVERSAL CONTENT PRODUCTIONS

Universal Content Productions (UCP), a division of Universal Studio Group, is a best-in-class content studio that leverages the power and scale of NBCUniversal while collaborating with visionary storytellers. The studio is responsible for commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted and unscripted docu-series programming, including “The Umbrella Academy,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Act,” “Monk,” “Dr. Death,” “Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story,” “Homecoming,” “The Sinner,” “Suits,” “Dirty John” and “Psych.” Upcoming titles include “Gaslit” starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn as well as “Joe Exotic” with Kate McKinnon, Kyle MacLachlan, William Fichtner, Dean Winters and John Cameron Mitchell.



Video: Starz Debuts “Power Book II: Ghost” Season Two Key Art and Trailer





Video: Starz Debuts “Power Book II: Ghost” Season Two Key Art and Trailer Revealing High Stakes New Season Premiering November 21
The new trailer reveals high stakes challenges and even bigger ethical dilemmas the characters face in the sophomore season.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ DEBUTS “POWER BOOK II: GHOST” SEASON TWO KEY ART AND TRAILER REVEALING HIGH STAKES NEW SEASON PREMIERING NOVEMBER 21

Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 U.S. Key Art; Image ID: PTQ1_021520_0001

Santa Monica, Calif. – October 14, 2021 – STARZ debuts the new trailer for season two of hit series “Power Book II: Ghost,” revealing high stakes challenges and even bigger ethical dilemmas the characters face in the sophomore season. Premiering Sunday, November 21 at 8PM ET/PT across all STARZ platforms in the U.S. and Canada, it will air day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan.

Previously announced cast includes Michael Rainey Jr. (“Power,” Lee Daniels’ The Butler) as “Tariq St. Patrick,” Mary J. Blige (Mudbound, “The Umbrella Academy”) as “Monet Stewart Tejada,” Shane Johnson (“Power,” Behind Enemy Lines) as “Cooper Saxe,” Gianni Paolo (Ma, “The Fosters”) as “Brayden Weston,” Daniel Bellomy (The Real MVP: The Wanda Durrant Story) as “Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Cross,” Paige Hurd (“The Oval,” “Hawaii Five-O”) as “Lauren Baldwin,” Cliff “Method Man” Smith (“The Deuce,” Garden State) as “Davis MacLean,” Larenz Tate (Ray, Crash) as “Rashad Tate,” Melanie Liburd (“This is Us,” “Gypsy”) as “Caridad ‘Carrie’ Milgram,” Daniel Sunjata (“Graceland”, “Manifest”) as “Mecca,” Berto Colon (Inside Game, “Orange Is the New Black”) as “Lorenzo Tejada,” Woody McClain (“The Bobby Brown Story,” “The New Edition Story”) as “Cane Tejada,” Lovell Adams-Gray (“Coroner,” “Slasher”) as “Dru Tejada,” LaToya Tonodeo (“The Fosters”, “The Oath”) as “Diana Tejada,” Alix Lapri (“Power”, Den of Thieves) as “Effie Morales,” and Paton Ashbrook (“House of Cards”, “Shameless”) as Jenny Sullivan.”

“Power Book II: Ghost” is executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The “Power” Universe series are executive produced by “Power” creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. End of Episode’s Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive produce. Brett Mahoney and Danielle De Jesus also serve as executive producers. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.

About “Power Book II: Ghost” – Season Two

“Power Book II: Ghost” begins its second season with Tariq St. Patrick still running from a legacy that haunts him. Forced into the choice to take the life of his professor, Jabari Reynolds, Tariq finds himself drifting further from that which he’s been fighting to protect: his family. With Tasha in witness protection, Tariq knows he must sacrifice anything to save what’s left of his family. Unable to do it alone, he turns to those wielding power and influence: Davis MacLean and his new partner, Cooper Saxe, as well as Rashad Tate. All of these options come with a steep price, so it’s back to business with the Tejadas. However, with two murders involving Stansfield, Monet Tejada has to question if Tariq is what’s best for her family as she seeks to protect her nephew’s professional basketball prospects at all costs. Her kids, Dru and Diana, question her moves as she grows more distracted, especially when Monet goes as far as trusting Cane again despite his actions against the family. In doing so, Monet finds herself in bed with Mecca, a man who wants to show her a whole new world, potentially at the cost of destroying her old one, forcing Monet to lean on Tariq, who must decide what he really wants and what he’s going to sacrifice to get it.

For more information about “Power Book II: Ghost” and access to press materials and show assets, please visit the STARZ Media Room: https://mediaroom.starz.com/

“Power Book II: Ghost” Online Twitter: @GhostStarz | @STARZPR Instagram: @GhostStarz | @STARZPR Facebook: @PowerGhostStarz Join the conversation with #PowerGhost and #STARZ

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is the global media company taking the lead in streaming premium content that spotlights a spectrum of women both in front of and behind the camera for audiences worldwide. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, as well as the proprietary and highly-rated STARZ app. In 2018, Starz launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and, coupled with its Starz Play Arabia venture, has since expanded its global footprint into 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India. The essential complement to any subscription platform, STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

About Lionsgate

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide.



Starz Renews “Blindspotting” for a Second Season





Starz Renews “Blindspotting” for a Second Season
Certified Fresh at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, the half-hour series is executive produced by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ RENEWS “BLINDSPOTTING” FOR A SECOND SEASON

SEASON ONE OF “BLINDSPOTTING” IS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SERIES COMPETITION

Santa Monica, Calif. – “Blindspotting,” the electrifying breakout dramedy that debuted to critical acclaim, has been renewed by STARZ for a second season. Certified Fresh at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, the half-hour series is executive produced by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. Casal also leads as the series showrunner and returns to reprise his role as “Miles.”

“The award-worthy artistry and creativity that Rafael, Daveed and the entire ‘Blindspotting’ team poured into the series took the comedy genre to a new level and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for season two,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO at STARZ. “The series deservedly garnered critical acclaim and is a wonderful example of our programming mandate focused on unique, authentic stories by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences.”

From Executive Producers Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs: “We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for Season 1, and have been hard at work for the last few months crafting the next chapter of this Bay story. We are so excited to bring the next season to life with the incredible artistry of our cast and crew, and our partners STARZ and Lionsgate. They done fucked around and gave us more runway, so welcome back to the ordeal!”

The series, which has already landed on over a dozen “best of 2021” lists to date, including at Rolling Stone, Variety, Indiewire, AV Club, USA Today, TVGuide.com, Chicago Sun-Times, SF Gate and more, stars Emmy Award(R)-winner Jasmine Cephas Jones (“#FreeRayshawn,” “Hamilton an American Musical”), recording artist** Benjamin Earl Turner**, **Atticus Woodward (“Shameless”), Jaylen Barron **(“Free Rein,” “Shameless”) *Candace Nicholas-Lippman* (“Good Trouble”), and Academy Award(R) and Emmy Award(R)-winner Helen Hunt (“As Good As it Gets,” “Mad About You”).

In addition to Casal and Diggs, Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder of Snoot Entertainment (One Night In Miami, Anomalisa) serve as executive producers of the series. Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee, and Tim Palen of Barnyard Projects also serve as executive producers. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing “Blindspotting” on behalf of STARZ. Maggie Leung and Claire Wendlandt are the executives overseeing the series on behalf of Lionsgate.

Season one of “Blindspotting” picked up six months after the end of the film. “Blindspotting” centers on Ashley, who is nipping at the heels of a middle class life in Oakland until Miles, her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she is forced to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister.

Following a successful global premiere last June on the STARZ premium international streamer, STARZPLAY, which aired the series across Europe, Latin America and Japan, “Blindspotting” was recently selected to participate in the International Series Competition for the Reflet d’Or 2021 award at the 27th edition of the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF), which will take place next month in Geneva, Switzerland.

**About STARZ **

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout thecompany.

About Lionsgate

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide.

“Blindspotting” Online Twitter: @blindspottingtv | @STARZPR Instagram: @blindspottingstarz | @STARZPR Join the conversation with #Blindspotting and #STARZ



Video: “Outlander” – Season 6 Official Teaser – Starz





Video: “Outlander” – Season 6 Official Teaser – Starz
Watch the first teaser for “Outlander” Season 6, premiering early 2022 on Starz.
[via press release from Starz]
Outlander | Season 6 Official Teaser | STARZ

Welcome back to the Ridge. Watch the first teaser for Outlander Season 6, premiering early 2022 on STARZ. Catch up on Seasons 1-5 any time on the STARZ App.



Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s “BMF” Debuts as the #1 Premiere on the Starz App





Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s “BMF” Debuts as the #1 Premiere on the Starz App This Year and Earns Early Second Season Greenlight
The series, which debuted on Sunday, September 26, also ranks as one of the most highly engaged series premieres ever with a strong completion rate across OTT platforms based on preliminary reporting.
[via press release from Starz]
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CURTIS “50 CENT” JACKSON’S “BMF” DEBUTS AS THE #1 PREMIERE ON THE STARZ APP THIS YEAR AND EARNS EARLY SECOND SEASON GREENLIGHT

Santa Monica, Calif. – STARZ Original Series “BMF” from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson debuted as the #1 premiere on the STARZ app this year earning an early second season greenlight. The series, which debuted on Sunday, September 26, also ranks as one of the most highly engaged series premieres ever with a strong completion rate across OTT platforms based on preliminary reporting.

The new STARZ original series premiered worldwide across all STARZ platforms, including on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan.

“Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson continues to find and cultivate stories like ‘BMF’ that are culturally relevant, bringing the network important untold stories that are incredibly diverse both in front of and behind the camera,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of STARZ. “Following such a strong debut, we’re excited to see what Curtis, Randy and the award-worthy cast deliver in the second season.”

“BMF” stars Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory; Da’Vinchi (The Way Back, “grown-ish”), Russell Hornsby (Fences, The Hate U Give), Michole Briana White (“Dead to Me,” She Hate Me), Ajiona Alexus (“Empire,” “13 Reasons Why”), Eric Kofi Abrefa (Blue Story, Fury), Myles Truitt (“Black Lightening,” “The New Edition Story”) and Steve Harris (“The Practice,” Diary of a Mad Black Woman). Snoop Dogg (Dolemite Is My Name, Soul Plane, Training Day), Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight, Wood Harris (“Empire,” Creed), La La Anthony (“The Chi,” Think Like a Man) and Serayah (“Empire,” Favorite Son) star in recurring roles.

“BMF” is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (co-creator of the “Power” Universe, “For Life”), alongside showrunner, executive producer, writer and Detroit native Randy Huggins (“Star,” “Rebel,” “Power”). Tasha Smith (“Empire,” “Power,” Why Did I Get Married?) serves as director and executive producer. Heather Zuhlke joins as an executive producer on the sophomore season with Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements who are both set to return to executive produce. “BMF” is produced through Jackson’s G-Unit Film and Television in association with Lionsgate Television for STARZ.

Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing “BMF” on behalf of STARZ. Erin Conroy is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Lionsgate.

About “BMF”

“BMF” is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country. Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory’s business acumen and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. This is a story about love, kinship and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.

Follow “BMF” On Social Twitter: @BMFStarz | @STARZPR Instagram: @BMFStarz | @STARZPR Facebook: @BMFStarz

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 58 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.



STARZ RELEASES TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR SECOND SEASON OF THE CRIME THRILLER “HIGHTOWN”





STARZ RELEASES TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR SECOND SEASON OF THE CRIME THRILLER “HIGHTOWN”

INTRODUCING THE CAPE’S DARK SEASON

Santa Monica, Calif. – September 22, 2021 – STARZ releases the key art and trailer for their critically acclaimed hit crime drama, “Hightown” on the official last day of summer, introducing audiences to the Cape’s dark season. The second season will premiere Sunday, October 17 across all STARZ platforms, including at 9 PM ET/PT on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and will air day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across Europe, Latin America and Japan.

The series from Emmy® Award–winner Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Top Gun: Maverick, “CSI” franchise) and Lionsgate Television is created by Rebecca Cutter (“Gotham”), who makes her television directorial debut this season. Academy Award®–nominated filmmaker Rachel Morrison (Mudbound, Fruitvale Station) directs two episodes of the ten-episode second season. Lead actress Monica Raymund (“Chicago Fire,” “The Good Wife”), Brandon Sonnier (“L.A.’s Finest”), Radium Cheung (“The Sinner”), Antonio Negret (“Prodigal Son”) and Eagle Egilsson (“The Wire”) also directed this season.

Monica Raymund, James Badge Dale (“24,” The Kitchen), Riley Voelkel (“Roswell, New Mexico,” “The Originals”), Amaury Nolasco (“Prison Break,” “Deception”), Atkins Estimond (“The Resident,” “Lodge 49”) and Dohn Norwood (“Mindhunter,” “The Sinner”) return in their previous roles. Luis Guzmán (Traffic, “Code Black”) guest stars as Jorge Cuevas, Frankie’s charmingly hilarious but deadly cousin. Season two guest stars also include Jona Xiao (Gifted, “Being Mary Jane”) as Daisy, Carlos Gómez (“Law & Order True Crime,” “Madame Secretary”) as Rafael Quinones, Mark Boone Junior (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Paradise City”) as Petey, Cecil Blutcher (Premature, “Random Acts of Flyness”) as Vernon and Crystal Lee Brown (“Black Lightning,” “Mindhunter”) as Janelle. Tonya Glanz (“Timeless,” “The Good Wife”) and Imani Lewis (Eighth Grade, “First Kill”) return in recurring roles.

About “Hightown” Season Two

In the second season of “Hightown,” the picture-perfect version of summer on Cape Cod clashes with its off-season reality. Jackie Quinones (Monica Raymund) achieving her dream of becoming a real cop, is out to do some good in this world. Thrust immediately into the crime wave of deadly carfentanyl flooding the Cape, Jackie is laser-focused on bringing down drug dealer Frankie Cuevas (Amaury Nolasco), the man Jackie holds responsible for the death of her best friend, Junior. For Jackie, it is personal but then again, for Jackie, everything is personal. When Frankie’s cousin Jorge (Luis Guzmán) joins his operation, he introduces a new level of violence and chaos. With disgraced officer Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale) off the force and mired in depression, Jackie finds a new partner in Leslie (Tonya Glanz), the only other female on the force. Through it all, Jackie must walk the tightrope of sobriety as she struggles to stay above an ocean of secrets, betrayal and the shame and failure of her past. Riley Voelkel, Atkins Estimond, and Dohn Norwood also star.

“Hightown” is created and executive produced by Rebecca Cutter (“Gotham”) with Gary Lennon (“Power,” “Euphoria”) executive producing with Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Top Gun: Maverick,” “CSI” franchise), Jonathan Littman (“Lucifer,” “The Amazing Race,” “CSI” franchise) and KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer,” “CSI: Las Vegas”) from Jerry Bruckheimer TV; Ellen H. Schwartz also serves as executive producer.

Follow On Social – “Hightown”

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Join the Conversation with #Hightown and #STARZ

About STARZ
STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is the global media company taking the lead in streaming premium content that spotlights a spectrum of women both in front of and behind the camera for audiences worldwide. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, as well as the proprietary and highly-rated STARZ app. In 2018, Starz launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and, coupled with its Starz Play Arabia venture, has since expanded its global footprint into 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India. The essential complement to any subscription platform, STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

About Jerry Bruckheimer Television

Jerry Bruckheimer Television is one of the most successful production companies in the history of the medium, with innovative and powerful storytelling that establishes new benchmarks in programming excellence. Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s series have included “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY,” “CSI: VEGAS,” “Cold Case,” “Without a Trace,” “Lucifer,” and the 10-time Emmy® Award winner “The Amazing Race.” With close to 2,000 episodes produced, the company’s shows have garnered 140 Emmy® nominations and 23 wins.



First Three Episodes of “Heels” Available to Stream for Free





First Three Episodes of “Heels,” Critically Acclaimed Wrestling Drama Starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig, Available to Stream for Free Beginning Friday, September 17
The episodes will also be available on Amazon, Apple, Att, Century Link, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Dtv, Google, Roku, Sling, Verizon And Vubiquity.
[via press release from Starz]
FIRST THREE EPISODES OF “HEELS,” CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WRESTLING DRAMA STARRING STEPHEN AMELL AND ALEXANDER LUDWIG, AVAILABLE TO STREAM FOR FREE BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Los Angeles, CA – September 16, 2021 – STARZ announced today that the first three episodes of the critically acclaimed wrestling drama “Heels,” starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig, will be available to stream for free on Facebook, YouTube and the STARZ App beginning Friday, September 17 (12:01am ET on STARZ app; 8:00am PT on Facebook and YouTube). The episodes will also be available on Amazon, Apple, Att, Century Link, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Dtv, Google, Roku, Sling, Verizon And Vubiquity.

Rated Certified Fresh at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, critics have described the gritty drama as “a scraped and broken bone take on the pursuit of the American dream,” (Deadline), “a beautifully shot and well-written love letter to independent wrestling” (TVLine) and “heartbreakingly real” (Mashable).

Written and created by Executive Producer Michael Waldron (“Loki,” the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) with Executive Producer Mike O’Malley (“Shameless,” “Survivor’s Remorse”) as showrunner, “Heels” stars Stephen Amell (“Arrow”) as Jack Spade, with Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, “Vikings”) playing his younger brother, Ace. Peter Segal (Get Smart, 50 First Dates, Tommy Boy, “Shameless”), who directs several episodes, also serves as Executive Producer.

The drama series also stars Alison Luff as Staci Spade, Jack’s wife who learns that she has to contend with the emotional stakes her in-laws have invested in their wrestling goals and the demands it puts on her family; Mary McCormack as Willie Day, Jack’s business partner and the logistical brains behind the local wrestling organization; Kelli Berglund as Crystal Tyler, Ace’s valet, and love interest; Allen Maldonado as Rooster Robbins, one of the best wrestlers in the circuit who always has something to prove and always backs it up; two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison as Apocalypse, a been-around-the-block journeyman wrestler who’s been at it for decades and has no illusions of fame or glory; and Chris Bauer as Wild Bill Hancock, a larger-than-life former wrestling star who is now a high-level pro wrestling scout.

Along with Waldron, O’Malley, and Segal, LBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn (Hell or High Water, White Boy Rick, The Dirt), Christopher Donnelly, and Patrick Walmsley will also serve as Executive Producers. “Heels” is produced by Lionsgate TV for STARZ in association with Paramount Television Studios.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: “Heels” on STARZ: https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/heels/60760 Follow “Heels” on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeelsSTARZ Follow “Heels” on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heelsstarz/ Follow “Heels” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeelsSTARZ/ #HeelsSTARZ



Video: “Power Book II: Ghost” – Season 2 Teaser – Starz





Video: “Power Book II: Ghost” – Season 2 Teaser – Starz
Does the ends justify the means? “Power Book II: Ghost” is back November 21 on Starz.
[via press release from Starz]
Power Book II: Ghost | Season 2 Teaser | STARZ

Does the ends justify the means? #PowerGhost is back November 21 on STARZ.

#PowerNeverEnds #PowerTV



Starz Greenlights Second Season of Hit Comedy Series “Run the World”





Starz Greenlights Second Season of Hit Comedy Series “Run the World”
Rachelle Williams joins season two as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Yvette Lee Bowser and series creator Leigh Davenport.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF HIT COMEDY SERIES “RUN THE WORLD”

Rachelle Williams Joins as Showrunner and Will Executive Produce Alongside Yvette Lee Bowser and Leigh Davenport

Santa Monica, Calif. – August 27, 2021 – STARZ announced today that the network has greenlit a second season of its hit comedy series “Run the World.” Rachelle Williams (“Love Life,” “Mixed-ish,” “Survivor’s Remorse”) joins season two as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Yvette Lee Bowser (“Living Single,” “black-ish,” Lionsgate’s “Dear White People”) and series creator Leigh Davenport (The Perfect Find, “Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic”).

“‘Run the World’ has been so passionately embraced by our audience and we are thrilled to bring fans another season,” said Alison Hoffman, President of Domestic Networks for STARZ. “Our incredibly talented cast and executive producers Yvette and Leigh are set to return, and we’re excited to welcome Rachelle back into the STARZ family leading as showrunner and executive producer.”

“Run the World” follows a group of smart, funny, and vibrant thirty-something Black women – fiercely loyal best friends – who live, work and play in Harlem. As they strive for world domination, they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes them to re-evaluate who they are and where they are going. At its core, it’s an authentic and unapologetic show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together.

“Run the World” stars Amber Stevens West (“The Carmichael Show”), Andrea Bordeaux (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Bresha Webb (“Marlon”) and Corbin Reid (“Valor”). The series also stars Stephen Bishop (Moneyball, “Imposters”) and Tosin Morohunfola (“Black Lightning”). Erika Alexander (“Living Single”), Nick Sagar (“Queen of the South”), Jay Walker (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Tonya Pinkins guest starred in season one.

“Run the World” is produced by Lionsgate Television. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of STARZ. Senior Vice President of Television Jocelyn Sabo and Director of Television Maggie Leung oversee the series on behalf of Lionsgate.
ABOUT STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide.



Video: Starz Releases Trailer and Key Art for Detroit-Based Crime Family Drama “BMF”





Video: Starz Releases Trailer and Key Art for Detroit-Based Crime Family Drama “BMF”
The new original series will premiere worldwide on Sunday, September 26 across all Starz platforms, including at 9 PM ET/PT on Starz in the U.S. and Canada.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ RELEASES TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR DETROIT-BASED CRIME FAMILY DRAMA “BMF”

BMF Season 1 Key Art, Image IDs: BMF1_041621_6443, BMF1_041621_6828, shutterstock_579160687, shutterstock_1945547746, shutterstock_220298917, shutterstock_1212226258

New Images from the Highly Anticipated Series Released at the Television Critics Association Summer 2021 Press Tour

Santa Monica, Calif. – August 19, 2021 – STARZ released the official trailer and key art today for the highly anticipated Detroit-based family drama “BMF.” The new STARZ original series will premiere worldwide on Sunday, September 26 across all STARZ platforms, including at 9 PM ET/PT on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and will air day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan. In addition, new images from the series, including photos featuring recurring cast member Snoop Dogg (Dolemite Is My Name, Soul Plane, Training Day) as “Pastor Swift,” were released out of the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer 2021 Press Tour.

“BMF” stars the previously announced cast of Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory; Da’Vinchi (The Way Back, “grown-ish”), Russell Hornsby (Fences, The Hate U Give), Michole Briana White (“Dead to Me,” She Hate Me), Ajiona Alexus (“Empire,” “13 Reasons Why”), Eric Kofi Abrefa (Blue Story, Fury), Myles Truitt (“Black Lightening,” “The New Edition Story”), Steve Harris (“The Practice,” Diary of a Mad Black Woman), with Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight and Wood Harris (“Empire,” Creed) in recurring roles. La La Anthony (“The Chi,” Think Like a Man) and Serayah (“Empire,” Favorite Son) are both set as recurring guest stars.

“BMF” is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (co-creator of the “Power” Universe, “For Life”), alongside showrunner, executive producer, writer and Detroit native Randy Huggins (“Star,” “Rebel,” “Power”). Tasha Smith (“Empire,” “Power,” Why Did I Get Married?) is set to direct multiple episodes and executive produce. Terri Kopp, Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements also serve as executive producers on the series. “BMF” is produced through Jackson’s G-Unit Film and Television in association with Lionsgate Television for STARZ.

Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing “BMF” on behalf of STARZ. Erin Conroy is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Lionsgate.

About “BMF”

“BMF” is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country. Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory’s business acumen and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. This is a story about love, kinship and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.

“BMF” Online Twitter: @BMFStarz | @STARZPR Instagram: @BMFStarz | @STARZPR Facebook: @BMFStarz Join the conversation with #BMFStarz and #STARZ

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.