Jett (TV series)

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Jett
Genre
Created bySebastian Gutierrez
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)Fearless Media Group
Gato Negro Films
Release
Original networkCinemax
Original releaseJune 14 (2019-06-14) –
August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)

Jett is an American action crime drama television series created by Sebastian Gutierrez. It stars Carla Gugino and premiered on June 14, 2019, on Cinemax.[1][2]

Premise[edit]

Jett begins when "fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends."[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Carla Gugino as Daisy "Jett" Kowalski, a skilled ex-thief.
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Charlie Baudelaire, a cool-headed crime boss and Jett's former lover.
  • Elena Anaya as Maria, a Spanish woman who helps raise Jett's daughter.
  • Michael Aronov as Jack "Jackie" Dillon, an ex-criminal who is now a detective.
  • Gaite Jansen as Phoenix, a sweet-natured prostitute and friend of Jett.
  • Gil Bellows as Evans, an employee of Miljan Bestic and ex-husband to Miljan's sister.
  • Christopher Backus as Bennie, one of Charlie's henchmen.
  • Gentry White as Charles Junior, Charlie's violent, unpredictable son.
  • Jodie Turner-Smith as Josie Lambert, a detective who is Dillon's partner and his mistress.
  • Violet McGraw as Alice, Jett's young daughter.

Recurring[edit]

  • Greg Bryk as Miljan Bestic, an Moldovan lawyer living in Cuba.
  • Lucy Walters as Rosalie, a prison guard's wife who is kidnapped at Charlie Baudelaire's instructions.
  • Mustafa Shakir as Rufus "Quinn" Quinton, Jett's ex-lover and a safe-cracker.
  • David Aron Damane as Eddie McKay, Jett's old partner in crime
  • Rainbow Francks as Carl, another of Charlie's henchmen.
  • Shiloh Fernandez as Blair Howell, a former henchman to Frank Sweeney.
  • Gregg Lowe as Robert "Bobby" Larcum, a real estate agent and Charles Junior's lover.
  • Bruce Greenwood as Carlyle
  • Gus Halper as Neal, Phoenix's half-brother.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Daisy"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)0.120[4]
2"Charles Junior"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)0.101[5]
3"Phoenix"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)0.112[6]
4"Frank Sweeney"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJuly 5, 2019 (2019-07-05)0.125[7]
5"Bennie"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJuly 12, 2019 (2019-07-12)0.178[8]
6"Josie"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)0.133[9]
7"Rosalie"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)0.134[10]
8"Dillon"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)0.109[11]
9"Miljan Bestic"Sebastian GutierrezSebastian GutierrezAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)0.121[12]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On April 18, 2018, it was announced that Cinemax had given the production a straight-to-series order. The series was created by Sebastian Gutierrez who is also set to executive produce, write, and direct for the series. Other executive producers are set to include Mark Stern, Stuart Ford, and Dana Brunetti. Additionally, it was reported that Stacey Levin will serve as a co-executive producer and Kathy Landsberg as a line producer. Production companies involved with the series are expected to include Global Road Entertainment.[3] On May 17, 2019, it was announced that the series will premiere on June 14, 2019.[2]

On January 16, 2020, it was announced that Cinemax had ceased development of all original programming, and that the show was being shopped around for a potential second season.[13]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Carla Gugino would star in the series as the titular character Jett.[3] On June 19, 2018, it was announced that Giancarlo Esposito, Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen, Christopher Backus, Gil Bellows, and Violet McGraw had been cast as series regulars and that Jodie Turner-Smith, Gentry White, Lucy Walters, and Mustafa Shakir were set for recurring roles.[14] On August 29, 2018, it was reported that Chivonne Michelle had joined the cast in a recurring capacity.[15]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series began on June 11, 2018 and was scheduled to end November 16, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Hamilton , Ontario [16][17][18]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 94% with an average rating of 7.5/10, based on 17 reviews. The website’s critical consensus states, “Carla Gugino shines in JETT, a stylish – if overtly violent – noir that benefits from its willingness to crank its genre set-pieces up to eleven.”[19] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinemax Drama Series "Warrior" Debuts April 5; Cinemax Drama Series "Jett" Debuts in June". The Futon Critic. February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Cinemax Drama Series "Jett" Debuts June 14". The Futon Critic. May 15, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (April 18, 2018). "Carla Gugino To Topline 'Jett' Cinemax Drama Series From Sebastian Gutierrez". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 17, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.14.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 24, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.21.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 1, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.28.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 9, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.5.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 15, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.12.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 22, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.19.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 29, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.26.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 5, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.2.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 12, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.9.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  13. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (January 16, 2020). "Jett's Carla Gugino Reacts to 'Unusual and Unforeseen' News That Cinemax Will End Original Programming". TVLine. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 19, 2018). "'Jett': Giancarlo Esposito To Star In Cinemax Drama Series; Ten More Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (August 29, 2018). "'The Fix' Casts KJ Smith; Chivonne Michelle Joins 'Jett'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  16. ^ "Ontario Film Commission - In Production". Ontario Media Development Corporation. June 22, 2018. Archived from the original on July 31, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  17. ^ "What's Shooting? | ACTRA Toronto". ACTRA Toronto. June 30, 2018. Archived from the original on June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  18. ^ "Current Productions | IATSE 873". IATSE 873. June 30, 2018. Archived from the original on June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  19. ^ "Jett: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. San Francisco, California: Fandango Media. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  20. ^ "Jett: Season 1". Metacritic. New York City: CBS. Retrieved June 15, 2019.

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