Though Steven Soderbergh appears to be steadfast in his self-imposed retirement from filmmaking, he’s remaining quite active in the television realm. He directed all 10 episodes of the upcoming Cinemax drama The Knick, and now he’s poised to be involved in a TV adaptation of one of his own films. Starz announced today that it has greenlit an anthology adaptation of Soderbergh’s 2009 indie The Girlfriend Experience, with filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan (Keane) and Amy Seimetz (Sun Don’t Shine) writing and directing the series. The show will consist of 13 half-hour episodes and “explores the relationships of the most exclusive courtesans who provide their clients with far more than just sex.”
Soderbergh will serve as an executive producer on the series, and he came up with the idea for the execution of the show himself, “I thought: ‘let’s make it a different woman in a different city, let’s pair two independent writer/directors, one male and one female, and let them do the whole thing.’” Long live Soderbergh. Read the full press release after the jump.