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Starz Docuseries Wrong Man Examines Inmate Claims of Innocence!

Wrong Man – (Left to Right) – Sue-Ann Robinson, Joe Kennedy, Ira Todd, Ronald Kuby, Joe Berlinger – Photo courtesy of Starz.

Starz new unscripted series Wrong Man examines three different inmates who have been incarcerated for decades and claim they are innocent. The series will uncover new theories, offer alternate suspects and reveal startling new evidence that could prove these inmates are not guilty.

Wrong Man – Peabody® and Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger – premieres on Sunday, June 3rd (9/8C).

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Starz Greenlights Original Series Now Apocalypse!

Now Apocalypse is a surreal, coming-of-age comedy series follows Ulysses and his friends Carly, Ford and Severine, who are on various quests pursing love, sex and fame.

Between sexual and romantic dating app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder – is some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy going on, or is he just smoking too much weed?

Now Apocalypse is created and co-written by Greg Arakis – who will also direct all ten episodes – and executive produced by Arakis, Steven Soderbergh and Gregory Jacobs.

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Everyone Was New Once Trailer: Sweetbitter!

Sweetbitter Key Art – Tess (Ella Purnell – Photo courtesy of STARZ.

Sweetbitter tells the story of Tess, a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. When she’s invited to train at one of the best restaurants in the city, she thinks she’s found a steady income and a safe place to wait. But Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world behind-the-scenes: tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust.

The new half-hour drama premieres Sunday, May 6th on Starz.

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Counterpart Season Two Adds Get Out’s Betty Gabriel, Begins Production!

Counterpart – Howard silk (J.K. Simmons), Aldrich (Ulrich Thomsen) and Howard silk (J.K. Simmons) – Photo courtesy of Starz.

Starz’s original spy thriller/parallel Earth series Counterpart (Sundays,  has begun production on season two in Berlin – and added Get Out actor Betty Gabriel as Naya Temple – a recent addition to the Office of Interchange from the FBI.

On Counterpart, When Howard Silk discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double-cross… where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world.

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Ash vs. Evil Dead – Evil Has Not Left the Building, Baby!

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Three – Ash (Bruce Campbell), Brandy (Arielle Carver O’Neill), Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), Pablo (Ray Santiago) – Photo courtesy of Starz.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz, Sundays) returns with a helping of blood, gore, guts and lunacy as only Ashy Slashy can deliver.

Previously on Ash vs. Evil Dead: Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) had thwarted demon queen Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and cut off the connection between our world and the world of demons, forever.

They thought…

Ash vs. Evil Dead opens its third season premiere, Family, with an ad for Ash Williams’ Hardware Store – a kitschy, crazy piece of work that has Ash slicing prices – literally – before pulling back to show Ash watching the ad just before his store opens.

Elsewhere in town, on a low-rent Antiques Roadshow called Treasures from the Loft, a woman presents the show’s host/assessor a book she found in the mud near her homes. Three guesses which book – and if you’re a fan of the show, that should be two guesses too many.

In the local high school, two girls – Rachel (Ellie Gall) and Brandy (Arielle Carver-O’Neill) – are cleaning obscene drawing of a locker while bemoaning living in such a dismal, boring, out of the way place. When the school’s mascot appears – but there’s something a little bit different about him, this time.

While things are turning ugly at the high school, Ruby pays a visit to the set of Treasures from the Lost – and Ash is confronted by a woman calling herself Candace Barr (Katrina Hobbs) and claiming that her daughter and Ash’s(!) is in trouble.

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Three – Ash (Bruce Campbell) – Photo courtesy of Starz.

Don’t worry, Kelly will be along before the premiere’s epic conclusion – with a friend…

Written by Mark Verheiden and directed at the show’s bat outta hell pace by Mark Beesley, Family rocks through a quick, bloody effective recap before launching into – a few moments of relative calm as it seems like the team’s victory over evil might be taking.
A slow build racks up tension until Ruby’s arrival and things fall apart spectacularly.

By the time we reach the title card, carnage has been achieved.
A combination of genuine wit (Ash talking up hardware products to a stunned young girl who is seeing the carnage ramping up on the TV behind him); slapstick (Ash battling evil in the high school) and the unexpected (what could possibly make Ruby gag?), Family is a rollicking half hour of everything that makes Ash vs. Evil Dead the off-the-wall delight that it is.

Campbell continues to give nuance to the blockheaded Ash (there are moments when he clearly fights off moments of potential sensitivity!) as he resolutely battles on in true heroic form even though he has no idea what’s going on.

Santiago keeps the episode grounded – even after all the weirdness he’s seen, Ray keeps getting freaked out like a normal person would. He may be even more courageous than Ash – he’s knows (and is terrified by) what’s happening and carries on regardless.

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Three – Ash (Bruce Campbell), Candy Barr (Katrina Hobbs) – Photo courtesy of Starz.

Carver-O’Neill brings a combination of boredom and freaked out almost victim to Brandy Barr-Williams. She brings a new element to the show – genuine youth (Ash is well into middle age; Ray and Kelly are late twenties/early thirties). This high school girl (four months from graduating and hauling ass out of town) will have a huge impact on Ash, Ray and Kelly.

Plus, later scenes introduce a new guy (Lindsay Farris) who has a different link to the ongoing story.
Because there’s so much going on, Family isn’t quite as propulsive as the average Ash vs. Evil Dead episode (whatever that means), but it introduces its new situations and characters smoothly into the flow of the show.

If you’re a fan, you’ll love this. If not, this isn’t the best jumping on moment.

What it is, is sheer bloody, disgusting fun.

Final Grade: B+

Starz To Air #ThatsHarrassment Film Camaign In Primetime!

Starz will air the six films that compose the #ThatsHarrassment campaign as a half-hour primetime special on Friday, January 26th (8:30/7:30C and 11/10C).

The films, which take place in various professional settings in which sexual harassment can occur, depict different scenarios where men in positions of power cross the line.

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There’s a Supernatural War Brewin’ Trailer: Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 3!

Ash is back and about to take on the greatest challenge of his life. Not Ruby; not the evil dead… fatherhood!

Yup. Ash has a daughter he never knew about until her mother died and left her in his utterly disreputable charge. (Plus, there’s a supernatural war a-brewin’ – or have we mentioned that already?).

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 3 premieres on Starz on February 25th (9/8C).

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Starz To Give Outlander Fans Glimpse of Season Four!

Following a broadcast marathon of Outlander: Season Three, Starz will air a scene form the first episode of Season Four.

The third season of Outlander will marathon beginning at 9:05 am(8:05C) on Sunday, January 14th. The new scene will follow the marathon at 10:00 pm (9:00C).

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We’re Always Dissecting People Trailer: Howards End!

Howards End – Margaret Schlegel (Helen Atwell) – Photo courtesy of Starz.

Oscar-winning writer-director Kenneth Lonergan has undertaken the impressive task of adapting E,M. Forster’s Howards End for television.

The limited series event – starring Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfayden and Tracey Ullman – will premiere on Starz in April, 2018.

The first trailer follows…

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Starz Sets Sneak Peak for Counterpart!

Howard Silk (Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross…

Starz has released a featurette in which series creator Justin Marks, Simmons and Nicholas Pinnock talk about the show.

Counterpart premieres on Starz on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 (9/8C). The network will sneak peak the series premiere following the third season finale of Outlander.

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