The American film industry has found a new way to create TV series, making sequels to cult pictures from many years ago. Another such project was the show American Gigalo, created as a sequel to the film of the same name with Richard Gere, released in 1980. The picture was marked by positive criticism, which was the reason to remove the sequel because its main character Julian Kay was undeservedly put in an unenviable position, and the culprit remained unpunished and unnamed. The American Gigolo series will be released in 2022.
The first teaser trailer for Showtime’s ‘AMERICAN GIGOLO’ starring Jon Bernthal has been released. pic.twitter.com/gqOfuQYXvc
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The plot of the show is about a man named Julian Kay. He is a resident of Los Angeles, and his job is to provide sexual services to women who can afford it. The hero is not lacking in money, he is, handsome, smart, and dates beautiful women. His life looks like a dream to many, but suddenly everything goes wrong when Julian is accused of murdering his client.
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The man has an alibi – he was with someone else, but being the wife of a famous politician, the woman doesn’t agree to testify, forcing the guy to go to prison for 15 years. The novel, whose release date is expected in 2022, will tell about his life after incarceration.
Julian Kaye serves his full sentence and tries to get back to his old life. He realizes that he has been framed, but sees no reason for it. The hero decides to return to his hometown and find himself again in the field of sexual services, because he knows nothing else, and the reasons for his misadventures obviously lie in it. How successful attempts will be, will tell the novelty from Showtime. The American Gigolo series release date will take place closer to the end of 2022. The project has eight episodes. Directed by David Hollander, who shot the original.
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Work on the sequel began back in 2014 when Hollander expressed a desire to continue the story. In 2016, the Showtime channel became interested in the project, and Neil Laboot was appointed as the scriptwriter. In 2021, the channel approved the production of ten episodes, but only eight will be shown in the final version of the first season. Their release date will be in 2022. The main role went to John Bernthal, star of The Punisher, The Walking Dead, etc. The authors also said that the show focuses not only on the key characters of the original but will show other characters who influenced the life of Julian Kay.
|Original name:||American Gigolo|
|Cast:||Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol, Rosie O’Donnell, Lizzie Brocheré|