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    Starz Orders Original Series ‘Vida’

    Starz has greenlit a new series called “Vida” (formerly titled “Pour Vida”), a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking […]

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    Starz to Develop Action-Drama ‘Black Samurai’

    Starz is developing the action-drama series under the working title “Black Samurai” with Jerry Bruckheimer Television starring Academy Award winner Common (“John Wick 2,” “Suicide Squad”), who will also executive produce under his Freedom Road Productions banner. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA (“Kill Bill 1 & 2,” “American Gangster”) and Mitchell Diggs will also executive produce for […]

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    Starz Orders Supernatural Drama ‘The Rook’

    Starz has given a series order to the drama thriller “The Rook” from “Twilight” saga author Stephanie Meyer, Lionsgate and Liberty Global. Based on the novel by Daniel O’Malley, “The Rook” will follow a young woman who wakes up in a London park suffering amnesia and surrounded by bodies, all wearing latex gloves. As she […]

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    Starz Renews ‘American Gods’ for Season Two

    Starz has picked up a second season of original series “American Gods,” produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), following its premiere on April 30. Based on the novel of the same name, the series focuses on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a man serving three years in prison. With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow […]

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    Hulu Acquires Starz’s ‘Black Sails’

    Hulu has acquired subscription the streaming rights to seasons one through three of Starz drama “Black Sails,” as well as the fourth and final season when it becomes available. Debuting on January 25, 2014, “Back Sails,” created by Jonathan E. Steinberg, is the prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island.” It takes place 20 […]

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    Starz Announces Limited Series ‘Howards End’

    Starz, with the BBC, will co-produce the limited series “Howards End,” based on the classic E.M. Forster novel from screenwriter and playwright Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea,” “Gangs of New York”). Executive produced by Playground in association with City Entertainment and KippSter Entertainment, this four-part limited series explores the changing landscape of social and […]

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    ‘Outlander’ to Return on Starz for Season Three in September

    Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced that season three of Golden Globe nominated drama “Outlander,” based upon “Voyager,” the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling “Outlander” series, will open in September. The logline: The story picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to […]

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    Starz Cancels Sitcom ‘Blunt Talk’ After Two Seasons

    Scripted comedy “Blunt Talk,” from “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, will not be returning on Starz for a third season. Debuting on Oct. 24, 2015, “Blunt Talk” followed British newscaster Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart) who moves to Los Angeles with the intention of conquering American nightly cable news. His misguided decisions on and off the […]

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    Starz Renews ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ for Season Four

    Starz has ordered a fourth season of comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse” from executive producers Mike O’Malley, Tom Werner, LeBron James and Maverick Carter for SpringHill Entertainment, Paul Wachter, Victor Levin and Hilton Smith. Debuting on Oct. 4, 2014, “Survivor’s Remorse” centers around the lives of Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher) and his family after he […]

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