Showtime has released the official trailer for its new drama series American Gigolo, starring Jon Bernthal (We Own This City) in the role of Julian Kaye. You can watch the trailer using the player below.
American Gigolo is a present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film from Paramount Television Studios.
The eight-episode original series will premiere on Friday, September 9, on streaming and on-demand for all Showtime subscribers before making its on-air debut Sunday, September 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
New episodes will continue to drop every Friday via streaming and on-demand platforms before appearing on air Sunday night.
American Gigolo follows Julian Kaye (Bernthal) after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison as he navigates his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle (Gretchen Mol, Boardwalk Empire), 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, The L Word: Generation Q) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way.
The series also stars Lizzie Brocheré (Falling Water) as Isabelle, the heiress to a ring of sex workers; Gabriel LaBelle (Dead Shack) as Johnny, a younger version of Julian; and Leland Orser (Ray Donovan) as Richard Stratton, a self-made tech billionaire.
The guest stars include Wayne Brady (The Wayne Brady Show) as Julian’s best friend and mentor Lorenzo, Alex Fernandez (Runaways), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), Yolonda Ross (The Chi), and Melora Walters (Pen15).
Nikki Toscano serves as series showrunner and executive producer for American Gigolo. The project is a production of Paramount Television Studios.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original film, will executive produce along with Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, and Russell Rothberg.
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