One of the most iconic movies of the ’80s is being reimagined at Showtime’s american gigolostarring Jon Bernthal and whose premiere is scheduled for Friday, September 9, a 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Developed by David Hollander, the 2022 adaptation takes place 15 years after the wrongful arrest and conviction of Julian Kaye, where he struggles to find his place in today’s Los Angeles sex industry. The series follows Kaye as she navigates through his complicated relationships and tries to reconnect with his ex-lover Michelle Stratton, his troubled mother, and the people who put a knife in his back and killed him. they sent to prison.
Here’s everything viewers need to know about Showtime’s upcoming crime drama.
All we know about American Gigolo: Release date, cast, crew and more
Showtime’s american gigolo everything is ready to launch Friday, September 9, a 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series stars Jon Bernthal as Julian Kaye, Gabriel LaBelle as the young Julian Kaye., Gretchen Mol as Michelle, Rosie O’Donnell as Detective Sunday, Lizzie Brocheré as Isabelle, and Leland Orser as Richard Stratton alongside Wayne Brady as Lorenzo and Laura Liguori as Elizabeth Shannon House as the recurring cast.
The official synopsis for the series reads:
“Follow Julian Kaye after his wrongful conviction released after 15 years in prison as he struggles to find his place in today’s Los Angeles sex industry and navigates his complicated relationships.”
american gigolo It is executive produced by David Hollander, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed, along with Jon Bernthal as producer.
More about american gigolo: Trailer and what inspired the series
The official trailer for american gigolo dropped in July and offered a glimpse into Julian Kaye’s quest to find the person responsible for his 15-year imprisonment. He also poked fun at the character’s rekindled romance with Michelle, whose husband is potentially the one who framed him.
The series received a 10-episode series order in June and will be available to stream on Showtime, with new episodes being released weekly. Showtime’s american gigolo The TV remake is based heavily on the 1980 film, in which actor Richard Gere played the role of Julian Kaye, a Los Angeles callboy who lives an extravagant life as a well-paid prostitute.
Kaye had it all: the Giorgio Armani suits, the Mercedes, and a steady clientele of wealthy older women looking to have a good time until he was wrongfully accused of a murder he didn’t commit and no one was willing to help him prove his innocence, except for the frustrated politician’s wife and non-paying bedmate, Michelle Stratton.
the 1980 movie It was directed by Paul Schrader and inspired by European art cinema. Schrader mixed the passionate side of sex with the perils of wealth in the crime drama film. The film is a deft portrayal of a pleasure-seeking, emotionally disconnected individual who plunges into the high life of Los Angeles with almost no regard for consequences, only to find himself unwittingly entangled in one.
In an interview with the hollywood reporterProducer Jerry Bruckheimer stated the following when teaming up with Paramount to reimagine the 1980 film:
“With its characteristic noir aesthetic, american gigolo has continued to be a deeply entertaining psychological thriller and I am delighted to be partnering with [Paramount CEO] Lace [Grey] Y [Paramount TV president] Amy [Powell] to make it into a television series.
Clock american gigolo on Showtime on Friday, September 9.