According to Variety, The “American Gigolo” series adaptation has been ordered to series.
The project was ordered to pilot at Showtime in March 2020 after having been in development at the premium cabler since 2016.
Bernthal will play Julian Kaye, the character played by Richard Gere in the film. Julian is introduced 15 years after he’s been arrested for murder and struggling to find his footing in the modern-day Los Angeles sex industry. He seeks the truth about the set-up that sent him to prison all those years ago and also hoping to reconnect with Michelle (Gretchen Mol), his one true love.
The series will also star Rosie O’Donnell as homicide Detective Sunday, Lizzie Brocheré as sex work ring heiress Isabelle, Gabriel LaBelle as a younger version of Julian named Johnny, Leland Orser as Richard Stratton, a self-made tech billionaire, and guest star Wayne Brady as Lorenzo, Julian’s best friend and mentor.
Jon Bernthal, Josh Charles, and Jamie Hector are set for three of the lead roles in the HBO limited series “We Own This City” from the team behind “The Wire.”
Based on the book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, “We Own This City” is a six-hour limited series chronicling the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force — and the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work.
Bernthal will star as Sgt. Wayne Jenkins of the Baltimore Police Department, perhaps the central figure in the sprawling federal corruption case that centered on the agency’s Gun Trace Task Force. The plainclothes unit went completely rogue and began hunting and robbing citizens and drug dealers alike as decades of a relentless drug war and mass incarceration in Baltimore spun wildly out of control.
Back on the job. Back in the fight. Season 2 of Marvel’s The Punisher debuts exclusively on Netflix January 18.
Netflix has officially announced the premiere date for The Punisher Season 2 in a new announcement trailer that is very intense. Now, we kinda already knew what the date was earlier this week when some of Netflix’s international accounts spilled the beans on Twitter, in Tweets that were later deleted. But now we can officially confirm that we will see the return of Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle on Friday, January 18th.
Good news! After about one month, Marvel & Netflix renewed The Punisher for a new season.