Crime drama always has a different appeal and when it comes to series, it always manages to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. American Gigolo is a television adaptation of the 1980 film ‘American Gigolo,’ written and directed by Paul Schrader and starring Richard Gere, first announced in development on October 29, 2014. Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the original film , was set as an executive producer on the potential series, with Paramount Television Studios serving as the production company. On November 2, 2016, it was announced that Showtime had set the project for development, with Neil LaBute attached as a writer.
The project was subsequently ordered to be piloted on March 11, 2020, after going through multiple different incarnations, with Ray Donovan’s David Hollander set to produce the series, as well as write and direct the pilot. On June 15, 2021, it was announced that Showtime had given the project a 10-episode series order, with Hollander serving as showrunner, but currently only has four episodes lined up. On April 27, 2022, it was reported that production was put on hold for four days due to Hollander being fired as an actor was unavailable at the moment. On May 12, 2022, it was announced that production was shut down again for at least two weeks when David Bar Katz exited the series. Dramatic isn’t it? Here is everything you need to know about the crime drama series.
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When is ‘American Gigolo’ released?
‘American Gigolo’ is set to premiere on Showtime on September 11, 2022.
Who acts in ‘American Gigolo’?
Jon Bernthal is the main protagonist of the series and will be seen as Julian Kaye. Joining Bernthal will be Gretchen Mol as Michelle, Rosie O’Donnell as Detective Sunday, Lizzie Brocheré as Isabelle, and Leland Orser as Richard Stratton. Viewers will also see Wayne Brady as Lorenzo and Laura Liguori as Elizabeth Shannon House in recurring roles on the series.
What is the plot of ‘American Gigolo’?
The official synopsis for the series reads: “Julian Kaye, 15 years after being arrested for murder and struggling to find his place in Los Angeles’ modern sex industry, searches for the truth about the framework that sent him to prison all those years ago. and also hoping to reconnect with his one true love, Michelle.”
What is the buzz around ‘American Gigolo’?
On August 22, 2022, the official Showtime Twitter page created a stir by uploading a quoted image that read “Julian, I’ve got you” and captioned it, “We’ve got you. September 9th is just around the corner. #AmericanGigolo ‘
Jerry Bruckheimer recently spoke to TV Insider where he joked, “Jon can be charming, dangerous, emotionally intense and tender.” “That air of unpredictability is what we wanted for Julian,” says Bruckheimer.
Showtime recently posted a video on their Instagram and captioned it, “Come for Jon Bernthal. Stay for Julian Kaye. #AmericanGigolo.”