‘Three Women’ Lands at Starz After Showtime Cancellation

Three Women (Credit: Starz)

Three Women has found a new home at Starz.

The network announced this week it’s picked up the 10-episode drama starring Shailene Woodley, DeWanda Wise, Betty Gilpin, and Gabrielle Creevy. The cast also includes Blair Underwood and John Patrick Amedori.

Showtime dropped the series in January and decided not to air the completed first season as it moved toward an integration with Paramount+. Showtime also canceled Let the Right One In and American Gigolo as part of the merger.

Three Women was shopped around to other outlets and landed at Starz.

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The series is based on the bestselling book by the same name from author and the show’s creator, Lisa Taddeo. Laura Eason (The Loudest Voice and House of Cards) serves as showrunner.

“We are proud to welcome Three Women to the Starz family. The show is anchored by such remarkable talent both in front of and behind the camera and aligns perfectly with our commitment to telling stories by, for and about women,” Alison Hoffman, president of domestic networks at Starz, said in a statement.

The series follows three women looking to radically change their lives.

Gilpin plays Lina, a homemaker in suburban Indiana, who is a decade into a passionless marriage when she embarks on an affair that transforms her life.

Wise plays Sloane, a glamorous entrepreneur in the Northeast, in an open marriage with Richard (Underwood), until two sexy new strangers threaten their love story.

Creevy plays Maggie, a student in North Dakota, who weathers an intense storm after accusing her married English teacher of an inappropriate relationship.

Woodley leads the cast as Gia, a writer grieving the loss of her family, who persuades each of the three women to tell her their stories.

Taddeo and Eason serve as executive producers alongside Kathy Ciric and Emmy Rossum.

Taddeo, who also wrote the pilot episode, said: “We set out to make a bluntly beautiful show about the way that women want and suffer and thrill, the way they make love and take love. That Starz will be the home for Three Women is not merely right and perfect, but also a force of auspicious change. I cannot wait for the world to see these raw and real stories on a network committed to the complexity and firepower of the female experience.”

Three Women is produced by Showtime. A premiere date will be announced later.