‘American Gigolo’, ‘Let the Right One In’ canceled at showtime
Additionally, the network will no longer promote the upcoming series Three Woman, starring Shailene Woodley, Betty Gilpin, DeWanda Wise and Gabrielle Creevy.
Before the merger of Showtime and Paramount+, Paramount Global is cleaning the house. American Gigolo and Let the Right One In, two drama series that premiered last year, have been canceled on the network, IndieWire has confirmed.
In addition, Showtime will no longer continue the series “Three Women” with Shailene Woodley, Betty Gilpin, DeWanda Wise and Gabrielle Creevy. The series, which has completed main production, is being sold to other outlets, and “American Gigolo” and “Let the Right One In” are reportedly also being sold.
Paramount Global announced on January 30th the integration of Showtime with Paramount+ across streaming and linear television, stating that it will happen “later this year”. Rather than just offering Showtime on the Paramount+ app, Showtime OTT and Showtime will linearly be rebranded as “Paramount+ with Showtime” and the Showtime OTT and Anytime apps will be closed, IndieWire is told. Showtime was previously available on Paramount+ as a hub but remains available separately.
The move makes Showtime the latest of several companies to cancel already ordered and completed series as a write-off and business relocation, following the example of other companies like Warner Bros. Discovery and AMC Networks, which have done so in recent months. The status of many of the network’s programs — such as “Ziwe” and “I Love That For You” — is unclear, with only “Yellowjackets,” the network’s recent big breakout hit, appearing safe with an early renewal of season three on the horizon its Season 2 premiere in March. Other new shows in post-production, such as “Ripley” and “King Shaka,” will air on the channel immediately.
Based on the 1980 film, “American Gigolo” starred Jon Bernthal as Julian Kaye, a high-profile male escort who was released from prison after 15 years and is trying to get back into the sex work industry and reunite with his loved ones. The show — which also starred Gabriel LaBelle, Gretchen Mol, Lizzie Brocheré, Leland Orser, and Rosie O’Donnell — struggled with several issues during production, with original showrunner David Hollander leaving the series following an investigation into misconduct on set . Nick Toscano was Showran and executive producer with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed and Russell Rothberg. Produced by Paramount Television Studios.
Let the Right One In is based on the 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and its acclaimed 2008 Swedish film adaptation. The vampire series centers on Mark (Demián Bichir), a father struggling to protect his father daughter Eleanor (Madison Taylor Baez) after she was turned into a vampire. Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Ian Foreman, Nick Stahl, Jacob Buster and Kevin Carroll also star in the series, which originally commissioned in 2015 from A&E and A+E Studios and then moved to TNT before ending up on Showtime. Andrew Hinderaker and Seith Mann developed the series, which was produced by Tomorrow Studios.
Three Women is based on the 2019 non-fiction book by Lisa Taddeo, which focuses on the sex lives of three different women in the modern United States. Blair Underwood and John Patrick Amedori also starred in the series adaptation, which was directed by Laura Eason, who served as executive producer along with Taddeo, Kathy Ciric and Emmy Rossum.
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