When is 'American Gigolo' on? Here's where to watch Showtime series based on hit 1980 movie

When is 'American Gigolo' on? Here's where to watch Showtime series based on hit 1980 movie
Jon Bernthal in 'American Gigolo' (Warrick Page/SHOWTIME )

Crime drama always has a different appeal to it and when it is a series, it always manages to keep the 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, which was first announced as being in development on October 29, 2014. Jerry Bruckheimer, a producer on the original film, was set to executive produce the potential series, with Paramount Television Studios serving as the production company. On November 2, 2016, it was announced that Showtime had set up the project for development, with Neil LaBute attached as writer.

The project was subsequently ordered to pilot 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 set as showrunner but right now it has only four episodes enlisted. On April 27, 2022, it was reported that production have been shut down for four days due to Hollander's dismissal and an actor being unavailable at the moment. On May 12, 2022, it was announced that production has been shut down again for at least two weeks as David Bar Katz exited the series. Dramatic isn't it? Here is all you need to know about the crime drama series. 


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When does 'American Gigolo' release?

'American Gigolo' is all set to premiere on Showtime on September 11, 2022. 

Who’s acting in 'American Gigolo'?

Jon Bernthal is the main protagonist of the series and will be seen as Julian Kaye. Alongside Bernthal, we will see 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 in the series.

What is the plot of 'American Gigolo'?

The official synopsis of the series reads, "Julian Kaye, 15 years after being arrested for murder and struggling to find his footing in the modern-day Los Angeles sex industry, seeks the truth about the frame 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, Showtime's official page on Twitter created a stir by uploading a quoted picture saying 'Julian, I got you' and captioning it, 'We got you. September 9 is around the corner. #AmericanGigolo'


Jerry Bruckheimer recently spoke to TV Insider where he teased and said, “Jon can be charming, dangerous, emotionally intense, and tender.” “That air of unpredictability is what we wanted for Julian,” Bruckheimer says. 

Showtime recently posted a reel on their Instagram and captioned it, "Come for Jon Bernthal. Stay for Julian Kaye. #AmericanGigolo"


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