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New trailer for Jon Bernthal's new crime drama promises to be one of his best ever roles

New trailer for Jon Bernthal's new crime drama promises to be one of his best ever roles

Showtime drops the second trailer for Jon Bernthal's new role in American Gigolo reboot.

Jon Bernthal is set to return to our screens next month in an alluring new role in crime drama series American Gigolo.

After the first trailer for the series dropped in July, Showtime have released an official second trailer to give fans a taste of what they can expect this September, and it’s juicy. Take a look at the trailer below:

Originally released as a film in 1980, with Richard Gere playing the lead, it's now been adapted into a TV show, with Jon Bernthal set to replace Gere as the protagonist.

Bernthal will play Julian Kaye, a gigolo living a lavish lifestyle that suddenly turns sour when he’s imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.

After 15 years in the clink, Julian finds himself internally conflicted, struggling to reconcile the person he was 15 years ago with the man he is today.

Understandably, he’s a bit torn after spending the last 15 years with everyone believing he killed an innocent woman.

The series is set to explore the relationship between Julian and Michelle (Gretchen Mol), his previous lover, as well as Julian’s mother and those who were complicit in his incarceration. 

And while Julian navigates these various relationships, Detective Sunday (Rosie O’Donnell) pursues justice in her search for the truth of who set up Julian.

The trailer promises an assortment of themes, including 'pain, pleasure, survival', as per Showtime’s promotional tweet. 

Expectations for the series are high, as Jerry Bruckheimer returns to his role as executive producer, the same role he had in the film's original.

But while fans are excited to watch the show for its plot, it seems for many, the real selling point is Bernthal’s looks.

Back in July, a tweet from Showtime teasing the first trailer of the show received a chain of well, let’s say...excited, replies.


One user commented: “I’ve watched this 452 times.”

Similarly, another added: “My body will physically never recover from what I'm going to put it through during the duration of this film.”

Another twitter user joked about the nature of the tweet’s replies, saying: “I don’t think Showtime was ready for these replies.”

So it seems apart from some minor disappointment from original fans about Richard Gere’s replacement, it seems everyone else has very few concerns about the return of the 80s hit.

And for most, they're united in agreement that Bernthal's sex appeal is the show's most enticing feature of all.

I guess we’ll find out for sure if expectations meet reality on 9 September.

Featured Image Credit: Showtime

Topics: TV and Film