"The Girlfriend Experience" will be a whole new experience in Season 2.

After following just one GFE provider in its first season, the series will branch out in its second. When the show returns, it will follow two parallel storylines, THR reports. The new plotlines mean new stars; Anna Friel ("Broken"), Louisa Krause ("Billions"), and Carmen Ejogo ("Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them") have all joined the cast.

Even without former lead Riley Keough, the storylines should be just as dramatic and compelling. It may even offer more bang for fans' bucks. Over the course of 14 episodes, Season 2 will follow two GFE providers in very different situations.

In one storyline, Washington, D.C.-based super PAC director Erica Myles (Friel) will enlist the help of GFE provider Anna Greenwald (Krause) to blackmail potential donors. In the other, Bria Jones (Ejogo) will try to start over in a new place after learning worrisome information about a client. Along the way, Season 2 will focus on the characters, their decisions, and the fallout, just like its predecessor did.

The storylines are again written by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz, who also executive produce and direct the Starz series.

"It was always our intention to change the universe every season, but Amy and Lodge have cranked up the ambition, scope, and complexity of the show by creating two storylines even more provocative and confrontational than last year's," fellow Executive Producer Steven Soderbergh said.

Sounds like twice the intrigue.

[via: THR]