Starz Rescues ‘Three Women’ Series with Shailene Woodley After Showtime Dumps It

Days after Showtime cut bait on the already completed series “Three Women” starring Shailene Woodley, Starz has swooped in to acquire and rescue the show, as first reported in THR.“Three Women,” which is based on the book by Lisa Taddeo, was reportedly also shopped to HBO and Amazon before it landed at Starz.Starz had no comment.Though it’s already finished principal production, Showtime followed a trend that began with “Batgirl,” in which streamers and networks cut their losses and take tax write-offs for already completed or in-the-works projects.

Starz previously picked up the upcoming second season of “Minx,” which first premiered on HBO last year.

That show was produced by Starz’s parent company, Lionsgate TV.Woodley stars in “Three Women” alongside DeWanda Wise, Betty Gilpin, Gabrielle Creevy, Blair Underwood, and John Patrick Amedori.

Taddeo adapted her book of the same name and is also an executive producer on the show.

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