Mr. Corman
GenreComedy drama
Created byJoseph Gordon-Levitt
Starring
ComposerNathan Johnson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Meg Schave
  • Pamela Harvey-White
  • Inman Young
  • Sally Sue Biesel-Lander
CinematographyJaron Presant
EditorSharidan Sotelo
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time20-35 minutes
Production companies
DistributorApple Inc.
Release
Original networkApple TV+
Original releaseAugust 6 (2021-08-06) –
October 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)

Mr. Corman is an American comedy-drama television series created by, written by, directed by, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The series premiered on August 6, 2021, on Apple TV+. In October 2021, the series was canceled after one season.[1]

Premise

Mr. Corman is described as a deep cut into the days and nights of a public school teacher in the San Fernando Valley.

Cast

Main

Guest

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [2]
1"Good Luck"Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-LevittAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
2"Don’t Panic"Aurora GuerreroBruce Eric KaplanAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
3"Happy Birthday"Joseph Gordon-LevittBruce Eric KaplanAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
4"Mr. Morales"Aurora GuerreroRoja Gashtili and Julia LermanAugust 20, 2021 (2021-08-20)
5"Action Adventure"Joseph Gordon-LevittRoja Gashtili and Julia LermanAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
6"Funeral"Joseph Gordon-LevittRosa HandelmanSeptember 3, 2021 (2021-09-03)
7"Many Worlds"Joseph Gordon-LevittRosa HandelmanSeptember 10, 2021 (2021-09-10)
8"Hope You Feel Better"Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-LevittSeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
9"Mr. Corman"Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-LevittSeptember 24, 2021 (2021-09-24)
10"The Big Picture"Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt & Bruce Eric KaplanOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)

Production

Development

On September 5, 2019, Deadline Hollywood reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be directing, writing, and executive producing Mr. Corman along with A24.[3] In March 2020, Bruce Eric Kaplan joined as showrunner and executive producer, with Ravi Nandan, Nathan Reinhart, and Inman Young also executive producing under A24.[4] In October 2021, the series was canceled after one season.[1]

Casting

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in the series as Josh Corman. Variety reported on March 10, 2020 that Arturo Castro will portray the part of Victor.[4] In an interview with music critic and YouTuber Anthony Fantano on September 4, 2020, the Maryland rapper Logic said that he auditioned and got a part in the series.[5]

Filming

In March 2020, after three weeks of filming in Los Angeles, production was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6] While being interviewed by The Talk in October 2020, Gordon-Levitt revealed that production was being moved from Los Angeles to New Zealand to feel safer while filming.[7] In February 2021, Deadline Hollywood reported that the series was in the last few weeks of filming.[8]

Release

In February 2021, Apple announced that the series, along with a handful of others, would have a mid-2021 premiere.[9] In May, Apple confirmed that the series would premiere on August 6, 2021.[10]

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 70% approval rating with an average score of 5.80/10 based on 40 critic reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "A slow build that won't work for everyone, Mr. Corman's dazzling visuals and catchy musical numbers are let down by rote characterizations and a main character who can be hard to root for."[11] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 59 out of 100 based on 21 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]

References

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (October 1, 2021). "Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Mr. Corman' Canceled By Apple TV+ After One Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Mr. Corman – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 5, 2020). "Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Headline, Write & Direct 'Mr. Corman' Schoolteacher Comedy-Drama Series For Apple". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 24, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (March 10, 2020). "Arturo Castro Joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt Apple Series 'Mr. Corman' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 24, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Fontano, Anthony (September 4, 2020). Logic INTERVIEW. 22 minutes in – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Rose, Steve (August 20, 2020). "Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 'Playing a cop means something different now'". The Guardian. Retrieved March 24, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Joseph Gordon-Levitt moves new TV production to New Zealand to escape Covid-19 pandemic in the US". Stuff. October 24, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (February 16, 2021). "Hollywood Heads Down Under: How Australia & New Zealand's Screen Sectors Are Thriving Despite The Pandemic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "Breaking News - The 2021 Apple TV+ Guide. New Year. New Movies. New Shows. New Seasons. | TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. February 19, 2021. Retrieved March 24, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Aquilina, Tyler (May 3, 2021). "Joseph Gordon-Levitt returns to TV with 'heartfelt' passion project 'Mr. Corman': See first look". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  11. ^ "Mr. Corman: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
  12. ^ "Mr. Corman: Season 1". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved August 13, 2021.