The drama starring Shailene Woodley, “Three Women,” will no longer premiere on Showtime because the network has also decided not to renew “Let the Right One In” and “American Gigolo.” As Paramount moves the Showtime brand under the umbrella of Paramount+ and reprioritizes its content, the three series are the first known casualties.
On Monday, Paramount CEO Bob Bakish said that the streaming service of Showtime would become Paramount+ and the cable network of Showtime would become “Paramount+ With Showtime.” He also said that the company “will divert investment away from areas that are underperforming and that account for less than 10% of our views. We have already begun conversations with our production partners about what content makes sense moving forward and which shows have franchise potential.”
“Three Women,” based on the novel of the same name by Lisa Taddeo, was picked up by Showtime after a fierce bidding war. Other platforms have expressed an interest in the series, which is currently being offered for sale. DeWanda Wise, Betty Gilpin, Gabrielle Creevy, Blair Underwood, and John Patrick Amedori were scheduled to star alongside Woodley.
The 1980 film “American Gigolo” starred Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol, Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle, Leland Orser, and Rosie O’Donnell and was based on the film by Paul Schrader. The show only ran for one season, which debuted in September 2022.
Additionally, “Let the Right One In” only ran for one season. It starred Demián Bichir, Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Madison Taylor Baez, Ian Foreman, Nick Stahl, Jacob Buster, and Kevin Carroll and was based on a 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
See the following statements from Showtime about the two cancellations.
“Showtime can confirm that ‘Let the Right One In’ will not move forward with a second season. We are extremely proud of this series and of the outstanding work by Demián Bichir, Madison Taylor Baez, Anika Noni Rose, our showrunner Andrew Hinderaker and his fellow executive producers, and the entire cast and crew. We would like to thank all of them and our partners at Tomorrow Studios, and we wish everyone the best going forward.”
We are able to confirm that Showtime will not air a second season of “American Gigolo.” We are indebted to Paramount Television Studios, our partners, and the cast, crew, and producing team for their tremendous efforts in bringing this series to life.