The longtime Showtime showrunner David Hollander was fired, which was one of the significant events during the production of “American Gigolo.” The network fired the highly anticipated Jon Bernthal series’ creator, director, and executive producer after allegations of misconduct.
Later, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, and Russell Rothberg joined forces to create Nikki Toscano as the showrunner for Season 1. Jerry Bruckheimer, who worked on the enduring 1980s film of the same name starring Richard Gere, is another EP to be added to the list. According to the series’ official synopsis, Julian Kaye (Bernthal), who has been struggling to find his footing in the contemporary Los Angeles sex industry for 15 years, is looking for the truth about the false accusations that landed him in prison. He also hopes to reunite with Michelle, his true love.
Jon Bernthal plays the title character in the remake of the 1980 Richard Gere smash hit “American Gigolo” for television.
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‘American Gigolo’: Why was David Hollander fired?
According to a report from Deadline, the network issued a statement that read: “David Hollander is no longer on the drama series ‘American Gigolo’ and Paramount Television Studios no longer has a producing relationship with him.” The report also stated that multiple sources close to the series production reportedly claimed Hollander’s firing was the result of a thorough investigation into misconduct allegations that were allegedly unrelated to sexual harassment. Seven episodes of the series have already been filmed, with the pilot written and directed by Hollander. There are ten episodes in the first season. His prior TV credits include “The Guardian” and “Heartland.”
After that, it was revealed that David Bar Katz, a co-executive producer who also collaborated with Hollander on “Ray Donovan,” would take over as the showrunner of the Bernthal-tarrer. Gretchen Mol, Rosie O’Donnell, Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle, and Leland Orser are also featured in season one of “American Gigolo.” Wayne Brady, Melora Walters, Yolonda Ross, Sandrine Holt, and Alex Fernandez.
‘American Gigolo’ debuts on Showtime on Sunday, September 11, and on Streaming/Demand on Friday, September 9.