Cinemax is really pushing the envelope when it comes to action–thriller shows. With the increasing number of streaming services with original content, if a television network really wants to stand out from the crowd, it needs to come up with original, inventive stuff that surprises and intrigues viewers. With shows like ‘Warrior‘, ‘Banshee’, ‘The Knick’, and ‘Outcast‘, Cinemax’s repertoire is becoming more and more impressive with every passing year. The series ‘Jett’ is another addition to the site’s action-thriller shows. It tells the tale of a highly accomplished female thief who has just been released from prison. ‘Jett’ is produced by Global Road Entertainment. Sebastian Gutierrez is the writer, director, and co-executive producer of the series. Mark Stern, Stuart Ford, Stacey Levin, and Dana Brunetti are the other executive producers.
Jett Cast: Who is in it?
Carla Gugino plays the central character of the series, named Daisy “Jett” Kowalski. Gugino has been associated with the famous Spy Kids trilogy. We can also see her in major films like ‘American Gangster‘ (2007), ‘Watchmen’ (2009), ‘Sucker Punch’ (2011), and ‘Sin City’ (2005). Besides films, Gugino has been a part of numerous TV shows as well. She can be seen in the Netflix series ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (2018). Another major character in the series, Charlie Baudelaire, is played by Giancarlo Esposito, who shot to fame with his character Gustavo Fring in the iconic series ‘Breaking Bad‘ (2008-2013). Other important characters in the show include Elena Anaya — who displayed her acting prowess to the fullest in Pedro Almodovar’s 2011 film, ‘The Skin I Live In’ — Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen, Christopher Backus, Gil Bellows, and Violet McGraw.
Jett Plot: What is it about?
The plot of ‘Jett’ centers around the eponymous character played by Carla Gugino. Jett is a highly-accomplished thief who we meet soon after she is released from prison. She is very pragmatic, with little empathy for the collateral damages that might happen when she ventures out to do her job. Jett is surrounded by dangerous and morally ambiguous characters, all of whom want her to use her skills for their benefits. But her past life and the dangerous situations she faces in the outside world drag her back into the criminal life once again. Moreover, she asserts that being a thief is what she excels in, and so nothing can stop her from doing what she does best.
The character Esposito plays, Charlie Baudelaire, is a gangster. It is he who recruits Jett to carry out a major heist. She accepts the offer, and this job takes her down a rabbit hole of danger, deception, and crime. The job takes Jett to a foreign country where she is kidnapped by a crime boss who is so impressed by her skills that he wants Jett to work for her instead of Charlie. The show then takes several interesting turns, making the plot a lot more complex but engaging. ‘Jett’ is shot stylistically, with a slick use of color palettes that might remind one of the film ‘Atomic Blonde’ (2017).
Jett Season 1 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Jett’ Season 1 premieres on Cinemax on June 14, 2019. Action-thriller shows do have a strong viewer base, and this can surely work in ‘Jett’s’ favor. On top of that, viewers who have already checked out Cinemax’s shows like ‘Warrior’ and ‘Banshee’ do know that these shows have been marvelous in terms of the action and production values. So they can check out this series as well. If Season 1 of ‘Jett’ receives wide acclaim, chances are that the series might be renewed for a second season. However, no official news has been released in this regard. We shall update this section whenever any concrete news reaches us.
Cinemax has released a trailer for ‘Jett’ Season 1. You can check it out right here: