'Jett': Release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know about Carla Gugino's action drama series
The show follows Carla Gugino as a master thief, ex-con and single mother who has to deal with a number of dangerous individuals who want to exploit her highly specialized skills
Carla Gugino is all set to shine in 'Jett', a new action drama television series on Cinemax. Having already played multiple noteworthy roles on the big screen in movies like 'Watchmen' and 'Gerald's Game', the 47-year-old actress has made quite an impression working on television in recent times. Now, after her success on 'The Haunting of Hill House' as Olivia Crain, Gugino's next TV role is that of "world-class thief" Daisy "Jett" Kowalski. Here’s all you need to know about Jett and her world:
'Jett' is set to premiere on June 14, 2019. After announcing the show on a straight-to-series order back in April last year, filming on the project was completed between June and November 2018. On February 8 this year, Cinemax announced that the show would premiere in June. They followed that up with another announcement on May 17 fixing the premiere for Friday, June 14.
The action drama tells the story of Jett Kowalski, a master thief who was forced to quit after the birth of her daughter. Fresh out of prison, she just wants to spend time raising her child but "a morally ambivalent, dangerous and eccentric" cast of criminals have other ideas for Jett and her skills. 'Jett' promises to showcase exciting character arcs, manipulative masterminds and high-profile heists in a fast-paced thrill ride.
Carla Gugino is joined by an impressive cast including Elena Anaya as Maria and Giancarlo Esposito as Charlie Baudelaire. Anaya is no stranger to the role of a femme fatale, most recently having played Dr. Isabel Maru (also known as Doctor Poison) in 'Wonder Woman'. She will be joined by Tony Award-winning actor Michael Aronov who plays Jack "Jackie" Dillon.
Giancarlo Esposito, who has played Gus Fring on 'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul', essays the role of a crime lord with a job for Jett and is seen trying to rope her into his plans in the trailer. According to Den of Geek, the show also features Chris Backus ('Big Little Lies'), Gil Bellows ('The Agency'), Gaite Jansen ('Peaky Blinders') and Jodie Turner-Smith ('Nightflyers') along with Gentry White ('The Shannara Chronicles'), Lucy Walters ('Get Shorty'), Violet McGraw ('The Haunting of Hill House'), and Mustafa Shakir ('Luke Cage').
The series was created by Sebastian Gutierrez and is being executive produced by Gutierrez and Gugino along with Mark Stern, Stuart Ford, Dana Brunetti. Stacey Levin joins them as co-executive producer. Gutierrez has written and directed 'Women in Trouble' and 'Elektra Luxx', two independent ensemble comedies that feature strong female roles. He was also the scriptwriter for films like 'Gothika' and 'Snakes on a Plane'. The 44-year-old is in a relationship with frequent collaborator Gugino and the duo have worked together on multiple films including 'Elektra Luxx', 'Hotel Noir' and 'Girl Walks Into a Bar'.
The dark and moody trailer for the series shows Jett trying to focus on "work, family, home" and the "simple life" with her young daughter who is unaware of her mother's double life as a high-profile thief. But with sinister forces trying to exploit her skills, Jett is going to have to outmaneuver a lot of big players to keep her life intact. However, she is more than well-equipped for the job; as she puts it, "It's important to know what you're good at. I’m a thief. That's what I'm good at."