Monday, January 30, 2023

Showtime Cancels 'American Gigolo' and 'Let the Right One In'; Pulls the Plug on 'Three Women'

Paramount Global has today announced that Showtime will be integrated into Paramount+ across both streaming and linear later this year - under the rather clunky name Paramount+ With Showtime. As a result, the network has opted to cancel its original drama series American Gigolo and Let the Right One In. Moreover, the network has opted not to move forward with the drama Three Women despite its first season having already been completely shot.

American Gigolo starred Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol, Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle, Leland Orser and Rosie O'Donnell.

David Hollander developed the drama based on the 1980 film of the same name. He executive produced with Nikki Toscano, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Pavlina Hatoupis and Russell Rothberg. Paramount Television Studios, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Three Rivers Entertainment produced.

Let the Right One In starred Demián Bichir, Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Madison Taylor Baez, Ian Foreman, Nick Stahl, Jacob Buster and Kevin Carroll.

Andrew Hinderaker developed the drama inspired by the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and the 2008 Swedish film. He executive produced with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Seith Mann, Alex Yves Brunner, Simon Oakes and Carl Molinder. Tomorrow Studios, Hammer Film Productions and Colossal Productions produced.

Three Women was to star Shailene Woodley, DeWanda Wise, Betty Gilpin, Gabrielle Creevy, John Patrick Amedori and Blair Underwood.

Recurring guest stars included Ravi Patel, Austin Stowell, Lola Kirke, Jason Ralph, Blair Redford, Jess Gabor, Tony D. Head, Brían F. O'Byrne and Heather Goldenhersh.

Lisa Taddeo developed the series based on her novel of the same name. She was executive producing with showrunner Laura Eason, Emmy Rossum, Kathy Ciric and director Louise Friedberg. 

All three dramas are expected to be shopped to other outlets by their respective producers. Three Women seems most likely to be picked up elsewhere - with Let the Right One In having an outside possibility.