Production halted on Showtime series ‘American Gigolo’ after showrunner David Hollander was fired

EXCLUSIVE: Showtime and Paramount Television Studios suspended production for four days of upcoming series american gigolo, a reboot of the popular 1980 film. The move comes days after the Paramount network and television studio severed ties with series developer, writer, director and executive producer David Hollander following an investigation into allegations of misconduct.

Production on the series, headlined by Jon Bernthal, was originally slated to continue after Hollander’s ousting, with one of Hollander’s top lieutenants, who would be co-executive producer David Bar Katz, stepping in as showrunner. the american gigolo The series, produced by Paramount TV Studios with Jerry Bruckheimer Television, has about two episodes to shoot on its 10-episode order, I hear.

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In addition to the change in direction, I hear that the production stoppage is attributed to a temporarily unavailable actor. The reasons are unclear but I haven’t heard it was Covid related. I will update the story if/when more information becomes available.

The decision to take a break from filming comes amid a strong backlash to Hollander’s exit, with a host of former associates sharing their past experiences working with him, largely anonymously. Hollander also left the CBS/CBS Studios comedy series. How do we ride, on which it served as an EP in Season 1.

“David Hollander is no longer in the drama series american gigolo and Paramount Television Studios no longer has a production relationship with him,” a spokesperson told Deadline in a statement on Saturday, declining further comment.

Hollander wrote and directed the pilot for the new american gigoloa current reimagining of the iconic 1980 film. Bernthal plays Julian Kaye, who is featured 15 years after being arrested for murder and struggling to find his place in the modern Los Angeles sex industry, while searching for the truth about the configuration that sent him to prison all those years ago and also hoping to reconnect with Michelle, his one true love, played by Gretchen Mol.

The cast also includes Rosie O’Donnell, Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle, Leland Orser and Wayne Brady. Bruckheimer executive produces with Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed.

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