Julia Goldani Telles to Star in 3rd Season of Starz Anthology Drama ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

“Affair” actress will play a neuroscientist in the London-set season based on Steven Soderbergh film

Former “The Affair” star Julia Goldani Telles will star in the third season of Starz’s anthology drama “The Girlfriend Experience.”

Telles will play Iris, a young neuroscientist in the London tech scene who quickly learns that her client sessions as a high-end escort provide her with an edge in the tech world, and vice versa…until, that is, she begins to question whether her actions are driven by free will, or something else altogether.

Telles appeared as Whitney on Showtime’s “The Affair” and starred in Amy Sherman Palladino’s “Bunheads” that aired on ABC Family (which is now Freeform).

The series is based on Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film of the same name. The first season starred Riley Keough, Paul Sparks and Mary Lynn Rajskub, while the second season starred Anna Friel, Louisa Krause, Narges Rashidi, Carmen Ejogo, Harmony Korine, Morgana Davies and Tunde Adebimpe.

Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman executive produce the series with Jeff Cuban. It is written and directed by Anja Marquardt who also serves as co-executive producer. The 10-episode scripted anthology series is a Transactional Pictures of NY LP Production in Association with Populist Pictures and Magnolia Pictures.