On September 11, 2022, Showtime premiered the complete drama and romance series American Gigolo. It is, in fact, a TV adaptation of the 1980 movie American Gigolo. It comprises a total of 8 episodes.
Spectators are already interested in the continuation of American Gigolo, which makes us curious as well. Julian Kaye, a former gigolo found innocent after 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, faces the task of pulling up the shattered pieces as the investigator who put him behind bars tries to resolve the mystery that resulted in his confinement.
Julian attempts to reconcile his escort history with the guy he is today by reuniting with his former lover Michelle, his troubled mother, and other sex workers. Let’s see if the series is renewed for a second season.
Is ‘American Gigolo’ Season 2 Happening?
American Gigolo hasn’t been renewed for a second season at the moment. And it’s understandable given that the series just ended, and it takes time before renewing a show for another season.
The renewal is most likely determined by viewership and audience preferences. However, in the case of ‘American Gigolo,’ another season looks unlikely. The first reason is that the series was cut from 10 to 8 episodes, which has its own set of reasons.
However, Mol hinted in an interview that another season is unlikely.
Mol said, “It’s a piece of escapism that we don’t usually see. We don’t get a lot of shows like this anymore. What I love about the show is there is darkness to it, but there are very real scenes about love, loss, and abuse.
But it is still a fun and stylish ride. I hope that there’s a good balance there and that people can enjoy it.”
Why Was ‘American Gigolo’ Cut Short?
Hollander, the series’ original showrunner, was suddenly dismissed from production in April following a misconduct investigation, which caused a slew of problems. That’s the same reason the episodes were cut short.
O’Donnell explained to an outlet on this situation, “Then he got let go, which was weird. The reason a lot of us did the show was really to work with him. Then this happened sort of out of the blue. We were told one day that David was let go, and they didn’t really explain why.
We just [had] a new team come in, and we had a couple of weeks off while they tried to figure out what to do, and then we went back and finished it.”
Rosie also said that it was pretty challenging after the departure of the ex-showrunner. “Yes, it was very hard. Everybody was confused; nobody really understood what was happening. There were lots of rumors on the set.
I reached out to David just to make sure that he was okay, and to tell him that if he ever wanted to talk or go have a coffee, just to let me know. We’ve done that a couple of times.
I really admire his ability to put together beautifully deeply emotional characters, and I think a lot of us on the set were excited to work with him, so it was a very big shift in direction and energy. In the middle of a series when you’re already exhausted and kind of worn out, the hour-long drama is a long, hard schedule. It’s like being in a movie for six months.”
Another season seems unlikely, but if there is a second season, we may have to wait a little longer before the renewal. In the meantime, you’re welcome to drop your views on the series in the comment