American Gigolo: trailer

First look at Jon Bernthal performing as a man released from prison after a wrongful conviction of 15 years.

A trailer has been released for upcoming drama series American Gigolo, starring Jon Bernthal (We Own This City), coming to Stan.

Bernthal stars as Julian Kaye in a present-day reimagining of the original 1980 film.

The eight-episode series will debut in September, same day as the U.S.

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.

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 for American Gigolo. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original film, will executive produce along with Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed and Russell Rothberg.

American Gigolo is a production of Paramount Television Studios. The series is distributed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

New episodes weekly from Saturday 10 September on Stan.

Adult themes.

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