American Gigolo is a present-day retelling of the 1980 film of the same name by Paul Schrader as a web series. It stars Jon Bernthal in the iconic role of Julian Kaye.
American Gigolo will start streaming on September 9 2022 on Showtime.
Cast and creators
- Jon Bernthal
- Gretchen Mol
- Rosie O’Donnell
- Lizzie Brocheré
- Gabriel LaBelle
- Leland Orser
- Created by: David Hollander Nikki Toscano
“American Gigolo, a present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film, follows Julian Kaye after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison as he navigates his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle (Gretchen Mol), his troubled mother, and the people who betrayed him.
“While Julian struggles to reconcile the escort he was in the past and the man he is today, Detective Sunday (Rosie O’Donnell) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way.”
Although highly anticipated, the show faced a few bumps in its production with David Hollander leaving after allegations of misconduct. The series which was originally supposed to have ten episodes will now have only eight episodes in the first season.
The trailer flaunts Jon Bernthal with his rippling muscles and enticing charms, accompanied by some sultry music playing in the background. But the tone soon turns dark when he is framed for murder. The trailer poses love, sex, danger, and action all packed into one, hinting at the nostalgia of the old film.