Free Sneak Preview of New Full-Length Episodes of Starz Series “Crash,” Coming to Cox Communications
Cox Communications and Starz Entertainment, LLC are bringing Cox Digital Cable customers new episodes of season two of “Crash” with a free On DEMAND preview.
The first episode of the new season of “Crash,” a co-production of Starz Entertainment and Lionsgate, will be made available for free and unlimited instant viewing in the FreeZone section of On DEMAND beginning September 11th, while the second episode will debut on September 18th. High definition and standard definition versions of the premiere episodes of “Crash” will be available for the sneak preview.
The “Crash” season two early sneak preview precedes the September 188h Starz primetime premiere at 10PM ET/PT. Episodes for the entire season of “Crash” will remain a staple in the Starz On Demand programming mix and will debut on Starz the same day they debut on Starz On Demand.
Various “Crash” trailers and behind-the-scenes promotional material for the eagerly-anticipated series will also be made available on Cox.net.
“Cox is pleased to offer all of our digital cable customers an exciting sneak preview of the Starz hit ‘Crash,’ said David Pugliese, senior vice president of marketing for Cox. “Our On DEMAND platform allows our customers to enjoy the shows before they can be seen anywhere else, all at no additional charge.”
Christine Carrier, senior vice president, affiliate sales and marketing for Starz Entertainment added, “With new, talented cast member additions and storylines, we could not be more pleased with offering up early sneak previews of episodes of ‘Crash,” the first ever original dramatic series from Starz for Cox’ On DEMAND customers.”
Dennis Hopper (Hoosiers, Speed, “24”) reprises his role as legendary record producer Ben Cendars, just out of rehab and searching for clues surrounding a personal mysterious death. Joining the cast this season are Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, “Heroes”) as Seth, a billionaire entrepreneur, who plans to give LA a long desired new professional football team, Dana Ashbrook (“Twin Peaks,” Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, “The Kill Point”) as Jimmy, a charismatic gambler who plays fast and loose with the law; Linda Park (Jurassic Park II, “Star Trek: Enterprise”) as Maggie, a children’s book author who writes of a joyful life but has trouble living it; Jake McLaughlin (In the Valley of Elah) as Bo, a former high school pitching ace and shoo-in for the big league, but derailed by career ending injury; Tess Harper (No Country for Old Men, Tender Mercies) as his mother Wendy, a middle-class San Fernando Valley shop-owner forever reliving Bo’s glory days; and Julie Warner (Doc Hollywood, “Nip/Tuck”) as Andrea, an ambitious and manipulative right hand woman to Seth.
Returning cast members are Ross McCall (“Band of Brothers,” “CSI: NY”) as former LAPD cop Kenny Battaglia, now a strip mall security guard; Jocko Sims (Jarhead, Dreamgirls) as Anthony, Ben’s former driver and protégée, whom Ben turns to for help in his search; and Moran Atias (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan) as Inez, who’s forsaken stripping and is making serious cash working as a hostess at an exclusive men’s club.
Headed by executive producer Ira Steven Behr (“The 4400,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), the creative team for season two includes executive producer James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13, The Negotiator), as well as executive producers Paul Haggis and Bob Yari, and co-executive producers Bobby Moresco, Tom Nunan, Don Cheadle, Mark Harris, Jorg Westercamp and Thomas Becker, all of whom were key members of the Oscar®-winning movie Crash. Glen Mazzara is consulting producer. New this year with Behr and DeMonaco are supervising producers Todd Harthan (“The Kill Point”) and Elizabeth Benjamin (“Bones”), consulting producer Devon Shepard (“Weeds”), and executive story editor Jennifer Schuur (“Big Love”). Lester Berman (Superman) is producer.
Set in Los Angeles, the series will continue to focus on an ensemble cast of characters. Season two will revolve around the intersecting lives of Angelenos from different social strata as they seek their own versions of fulfillment.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves 6.2 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates Travel Channel. Cox is known for pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For six years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunication; for four years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity; and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.5 million and 31.5 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.
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