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Starz Orders Dramedy Based on Film ‘Trainspotting’

Half-Hour Series a Continuation of the Movie

Starz has picked up a half-hour dramedy from Lionsgate based on the 2018 film “Trainspotting.” The series is a continuation of the film and will center on Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones), who was nipping at the heels of a middle class life in Oakland until Miles (Rafael Casal), her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated. She then has to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she’s forced to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister.”

The movie’s writers, stars and producers, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, will also write and executive produce the series.

“Rafael, Daveed and Jasmine created a beautiful film that we believe will translate perfectly into a compelling series for Starz,” said Christina Davis, president original programming at Starz. “This provocative and powerful narrative couldn’t be more timely, and in picking up the story from Ashley’s perspective, we will be able to shine a light on so many of the important social issues that the characters and the audience continue to grapple with.”