When will 'American Gigolo' Episode 2 come out on Showtime?

Jon Bernthal-starrer's Episode 2 'Pretty Lady' sets the tone of what to expect for the remainder of the season

When will 'American Gigolo' Episode 2 come out on Showtime?
Jon Bernthal in 'American Gigolo' (Warrick Page/Warrick Page/SHOWTIME )
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'American Gigolo' is the latest that Showtime has to offer and after the mixed responses to the pilot episode, the focus now moves to the second with the audience still keen to tune into the series that's a present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 Richard Gere starrer. The series stars Jon Bernthal as Julian Kaye, the main protagonist of the original film, alongside Gretchen Mol, Rosie O'Donnell, Lizzie Brochere, Gabriel LaBelle, and Leland Orser. With Episode 1 dusted, the series promises to switch into high gear.

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Shedding more light on the series was Jerry Bruckheimer, "The idea that sparked everyone’s imagination was the notion of Julian as a kind of Rip Van Winkle who emerges into a world he doesn’t recognize," he told TV Insider. "He wants to forget about the past, and Sunday wants to solve the case (of who hired the killer). The investigation threatens secrets people have been keeping for years."

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He added, "Julian’s previously untold backstory unfolds in flashbacks (Gabriel LaBelle plays the character as a young man). So too does his reimagined love affair with Michelle Stratton (Gretchen Mol). As we catch up with her today, the wife of a tech billionaire (Leland Orser) is busy numbing the pain of an unhappy marriage when her teen son disappears. She must face very difficult truths," Bruckheimer added, teasing us with tantalizing details about the show."

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When will 'American Gigolo' Episode 2 release?

Titled 'Pretty Baby', Episode 2 of 'American Gigolo' airs Friday, September 16 on Streaming/Demand and on Sunday, September 17 at 9 pm ET on Showtime.

What to expect from 'American Gigolo' Episode 2?

Per Showtime, the official synopsis reads, "Julian's attempts to break free and start a new life of honest means are sabotaged when his old madam delivers a cryptic message about a young girl's suicide. Meanwhile, Michelle circumvents her husband to find their runaway son." It's all back to square one for Julian as trouble follows him after news of a girl's suicide rattles the new beginning he looks for. The eight-episode series takes its time to build his world in the pilot with the second episode setting the tone of what to expect for the remainder of the season.

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'American Gigolo' airs Sundays at 10 pm ET on Showtime.

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