New Drama Series From Paramount Television Studios Starring Jon Bernthal

To Premiere on Streaming and On-Demand Platforms on Friday, September 9


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LOS ANGELES – July 14, 2022SHOWTIME has released the official trailer for its new drama seriesAMERICAN GIGOLO, starring Jon Bernthal(We Own This City)in the titular role of Julian Kaye.Apresent-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film, the eight-episode original series from Paramount Television Studioswill premiere on Friday, September 9 on streaming and on demand for all SHOWTIME subscribers, before making its on-air debut Sunday, September 11 at9 p.m.ET/PTon SHOWTIME.New episodes will continue to drop every Friday via streaming and on-demand platforms before appearing on air Sunday night.     


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AMERICAN GIGOLOfollows 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.Additional casting includes 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; Leland Orser (RAY DONOVAN) as Richard Stratton, a self-made tech billionaire; and guest star 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) also guest star.


Nikki Toscano serves as series showrunner and executive producer forAMERICAN GIGOLO. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original film, will executive produce along with Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed and Russell Rothberg. The project is a production of Paramount Television Studios.


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Paramount Television Studios is a leading content studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television programs across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio’s robust slate includes THE OFFER (Paramount+), GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES (Paramount+), FATAL ATTRACTION (Paramount+), AMERICAN GIGOLO (Showtime), “MADE FOR LOVE” (HBO Max), “STATION ELEVEN” (HBO Max), “SHANTARAM” (Apple TV+), “TIME BANDITS” (Apple TV+), “DEFENDING JACOB” (Apple TV+), “HOME BEFORE DARK” (Apple TV+), Tom Clancy’s “JACK RYAN” (Prime Video), “REACHER” (Prime Video), “DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY” (Hulu), “BEFORE” (Apple TV+), “THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES” (Disney+), “JOE PICKETT” (Spectrum Originals), “THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR” (Netflix) and “THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE” (Netflix), among others. Paramount Television Studios is a subsidiary of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands. 


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