|Created by||Joseph Gordon-Levitt|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||20-35 minutes|
|Original network||Apple TV+|
|Original release||August 6 –|
October 1, 2021
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.
Mr. Corman is described as a deep cut into the days and nights of a public school teacher in the San Fernando Valley.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|1||"Good Luck"||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||August 6, 2021|
|2||"Don’t Panic"||Aurora Guerrero||Bruce Eric Kaplan||August 6, 2021|
|3||"Happy Birthday"||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Bruce Eric Kaplan||August 13, 2021|
|4||"Mr. Morales"||Aurora Guerrero||Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman||August 20, 2021|
|5||"Action Adventure"||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman||August 27, 2021|
|6||"Funeral"||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Rosa Handelman||September 3, 2021|
|7||"Many Worlds"||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Rosa Handelman||September 10, 2021|
|8||"Hope You Feel Better"||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||September 17, 2021|
|9||"Mr. Corman"||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||September 24, 2021|
|10||"The Big Picture"||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Bruce Eric Kaplan||October 1, 2021|
On September 5, 2019, Deadline Hollywood reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be directing, writing, and executive producing Mr. Corman along with A24. 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. In October 2021, the series was canceled after one season.
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. 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.
In March 2020, after three weeks of filming in Los Angeles, production was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. In February 2021, Deadline Hollywood reported that the series was in the last few weeks of filming.
In February 2021, Apple announced that the series, along with a handful of others, would have a mid-2021 premiere. In May, Apple confirmed that the series would premiere on August 6, 2021.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 71% approval rating with an average score of 6.2/10 based on 38 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." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 59 out of 100 based on 21 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".