Summer Programming Schedule For STARZ

Here's what's coming out and coming back on Starz for this summer,

via press release

The Dresser - Movie for Television Premiere - May 30th at 9 PM ET/PT- SCRIPTED

“The Dresser” brings Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins together on screen for the first time in their acclaimed careers. It also marks Hopkins’ first appearance in a television drama in more than 20 years. “The Dresser” tells the story of one fateful night, backstage in a small regional theatre during World War II as a troupe of touring actors stages a production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager “Sir” (Hopkins) who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser “Norman” (McKellen) must scramble to make sure the show goes on but will Sir turn up in time and if he does will he be able to perform that night?

“The Dresser” is a wickedly funny and deeply moving story of friendship and loyalty as Sir reflects on his lifelong accomplishments and seeks to reconcile his turbulent friendships with those in his employ before the final curtain. It was first adapted for the screen by Harwood himself 32 years ago, in the 1983 Peter Yates film starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay. The current production reverts to Ronald Harwood’s original text as it was written for the stage.

Both men were acclaimed for their own stage roles as Shakespeare’s great tormented king: Ian McKellen in Trevor Nunn’s production for the RSC in 2007 and Hopkins at The National Theatre under the direction of David Hare in 1986. “The Dresser” is directed by Richard Eyre who directed an award-winning production of “King Lear” with Ian Holm for the National Theatre in 1997.

Rounding out the stellar cast for “The Dresser” is Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie, Breaking Waves) as “Her Ladyship;” Sarah Lancashire (“Happy Valley,” “Last Tango in Halifax”) as stage manager “Madge;” Vanessa Kirby as “Irene;” Edward Fox as “Thornton;” Tom Brooke as “Oxenby/Edmond;” John Ashton as “Gloucester;” Ian Conningham as “Kent;” Annalisa Rossi as “Goneril;” Helen Bradbury as “Regan;” Carl Sanderson as “Cornwall;” Matthew Cottle as “Albany;” and Martin Chamberlain as “Gentleman.”

“The Dresser” is a Playground and Sonia Friedman Production for BBC and Starz in association with Altus Media and Prescience. Colin Callender and Sonia Friedman are executive producers. Polly Hill, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, is executive producer for BBC and Paul Brett and Tim Smith are executive producers for Prescience. The producer is Suzan Harrison. The production was filmed in London.


Outlander - Season 2 Premieres: April 9, 2016 / Finale July 9 - SCRIPTED

The critically-acclaimed, and Golden Globe nominated series adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) and will return in Spring 2016.

Book Two of “Outlander” begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden.  With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful.  Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship.  However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.

Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide and all eight books in the series have graced the New York Times best-sellers list.

Ronald D. Moore, Jim Kohlberg, Andy Harries, Maril Davis, Ira Steven Behr, Toni Graphia and Anne Kenney serve as executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The series stars Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser),  Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall/Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall), Graham McTavish (Dougal MacKenzie), Gary Lewis (Colum MacKenzie), Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh FitzGibbons Fraser), Rosie Day (Mary Hawkins), Claire Sermonne (Louise De Rohan) and Stanley Webber (Le Comte St Germain).


Power – Season three premiere - July 2016 - SCRIPTED

Season 3 finds James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) as the owner of new nightclubs, out of the drug game, and in a rekindled relationship with his first love, Angela (Lela Loren)—the AUSA sworn to bring him to justice.  But just as they begin to believe James’ past criminal persona of “Ghost” may finally be behind them, both are forced to face the consequences of running from a life from which no one gets away clean—especially with the fate of Kanan (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson), and the motives of Lobos (Enrique Murciano) remaining a mystery.

James’ estranged best friend Tommy (Joseph Sikora) has just reunited with his newly returned love, Holly (Lucy Walters), but he must attempt the insurmountable task to not only rebuild Lobos’ devastated drug organization, but to kill Ghost—turning brother against brother. With her marriage to James in shambles, Tasha (Naturi Naughton) adapts to life without her husband by her side.  She’ll find new purpose with old skills while trying to protect her children from the repercussions of life in the drug game and Ghost’s fateful past decisions.

He’s on the verge of having everything he’s ever wanted, but will this new phase of James St. Patrick’s life end before it begins with old sins and the specter of “Ghost” coming back to haunt him?  Be careful what you wish for.     

“Power” premieres in July on Starz with ten hour-long episodes third season. Courtney A. Kemp serves as the Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer of “Power.” Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randell Emmett and Gary Lennon serve as Executive Producers on “Power.”  The show is also produced by G-Unit Films and Television, the production company launched by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.


Survivor’s Remorse - Season three premiere - Summer 2016 - SCRIPTED

Season 3 of “Survivor's Remorse” finds the Calloway clan fractured by crisis, controversy and  a terrifying car crash.  As the spotlight on Cam increases, so does the pressure on his cousin and manager Reggie (RonReaco Lee), leaving both men and the rest of the Calloways trying desperately to keep their heads above water.  Or at least out of the tabloids.  Cam's struggle leaves him contemplating the big questions.  How do you live?  How do you love?  How do you become a great man when you still live with your Mom?  "Survivor's Remorse" which is executive produced by LeBron James and stars Mike Epps ("Uncle Buck," Bessie, Sparkle), Tichina Arnold ("Martin," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Happily Divorced"), RonReaco Lee (Guess Who, Glory, "Let's Stay Together”), Jessie T. Usher (When The Game Stands Tall, Independence Day 2:Resurgence), Teyonah Parris ("Mad Men," Dear White People, Chi-Raq), and Erica Ash ("Real Husbands of Hollywood," Shades of Blue).


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