American Gigolo can be a one-season sequence as Showtime has pulled the plug on the Jon Bernthal-starring present.
Don’t depend on seeing Jon Bernthal return for an additional season of American Gigolo at Showtime. It has simply been introduced, by way of Deadline, that Paramount Global has axed the sequence after one season. The transfer comes as a part of the community’s restructuring underneath the watch of latest high government Chris McCarthy. With the present”s axing comes the cancelations of two different initiatives, as Let the Right One In has additionally been canceled after one season. The upcoming sequence Three Women, which had beforehand been ordered to sequence by Showtime and has accomplished filming, has additionally been canceled and will not be airing on Showtime.
While these three reveals might probably dwell on exterior of Showtime, with the Deadline report noting that one provide has already are available for Three Women, it looks like American Gigolo is useless within the water following this information. Various points plagued the manufacturing of the primary season, which incorporates the present’s developer and showrunner, David Hollander, getting fired partway via manufacturing because of allegations of misconduct. These points and extra resulted within the present’s 10-episode season getting shortened to eight and sure diminishes the curiosity of different potential houses selecting up the present.
American Gigolo is predicated on the characteristic movie of the identical identify that was launched by Paul Schrader in 1980. That unique model stars Rcihard Gere as Julian Kay, an escort who turns into the prime suspect for a homicide he did not commit. The movie was an enormous hit on the field workplace and was reasonably well-reviewed, so it was maybe a matter of time earlier than it will get the remake remedy these days.
Jon Bernthal Is the New Julian
But Schrader was by no means bought on the thought of the movie getting reimagined to start with. Before the present’s premiere, he had taken to Facebook to share his ideas on the TV present. He stated how he had beforehand been approached by Paramount about rebooting the movie however turned it down, not feeling that the present would stand as much as the unique.
“Some years ago I received a call from Paramount asking about remaking American Gigolo as a series,” the director stated. “I replied that I thought it was a terrible idea–times had changed, internet porn had redefined male sex work, viruses, etc. I couldn’t imagine Julian Kay working a Hen Party.”
But it is nothing private in opposition to the solid, as he additionally stated, “I’m a great fan of Jon Bernthal and wish Gretchen Mol the best.”
The American Gigolo sequence equally stars Jon Bernthal as Julian Kaye, aka Johnny, the brand new model of Gere’s character. In the sequence, Julian is launched following a stint in jail for a homicide he did not commit, and together with his newfound freedom, he joins the intercourse business in Los Angeles. The sequence additionally stars Gretchen Mol, Lizzie Brochere, Leland Orser, Rosie O’Donnell, Gabriel LaBelle, Harlow Happy Hexum, Sandrine Holt, and Wayne Brady.
American Gigolo premiered on Shwotime in September and wrapped up its 8-episode season in October.