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AMERICAN GIGOLO (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/2/16 - 3/11/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, March 2020) SHOWTIME has announced a pilot order for the drama series AMERICAN GIGOLO, starring Jon Bernthal (Ford v Ferrari, The Walking Dead) and written and directed by Emmy nominee David Hollander (RAY DONOVAN). Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original film, will executive produce along with Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed. Bernthal also serves as a producer. The project is a production of Paramount Television Studios. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. AMERICAN GIGOLO is a present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film. Bernthal will play Julian Kaye, who is introduced 18 years after he's been arrested for murder and struggling to find his footing in the modern-day Los Angeles sex industry, while seeking the truth about the set-up that sent him to prison all those years ago and also hoping to reconnect with Michelle, his one true love.
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Hollander as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jerry Bruckheimer as EP
· Jonathan Littman as EP
· KristieAnne Reed as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a feature film
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Jerry Bruckheimer Television
· Paramount Television