Get Shorty (TV series)
|Created by||Davey Holmes|
by Elmore Leonard
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||48–64 minutes|
|Original release||August 13, 2017– present|
Get Shorty is an American comedy-drama television series created by Davey Holmes and inspired by the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel of the same title that premiered on August 13, 2017 on Epix. The series was subsequently renewed for a second season that premiered on August 12, 2018.
Get Shorty follows "Miles Daly, who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles." Daly ends up working with "Rick, a washed-up producer of low-quality films who becomes Miles' partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood."
Cast and characters
- Chris O'Dowd as Miles Daly, an enforcer for a gang boss out of Nevada who looks to escape his criminal lifestyle and enter into the film industry.
- Ray Romano as Rick Moreweather, a film producer.
- Sean Bridgers as Louis Darnell, Miles' partner.
- Carolyn Dodd as Emma Daly, Miles and Katie's daughter.
- Lidia Porto as Amara De Escalones
- Goya Robles as Yago
- Megan Stevenson as April Quinn
- Lucy Walters as Katie Daly, Miles' wife who is filing for divorce.
- Sarah Stiles as Gladys (season 2; recurring season 1)
- Isaac Keys as Ed
- Sasha Feldman as Bliz
- Bryan Lugo as Ross
- Ryan Begay as Clipper
- Billy Magnussen as Nathan Hill
- Bruce McIntosh as George
- Peter Stormare as Hafdis Snaejornsson, the director of the film Miles and Rick are producing, The Admiral's Mistress.
- Kristoffer Polaha as Jeffrey
- Phil LaMarr as Brandon Fisher
- Antwon Tanner as Lyle
- Paul Adelstein as Wes Krupke
- Topher Grace as Tyler Mathis
- Andrea Rosen as Caroline
- Felicity Huffman as Clara Dillard (season 2), a mothering, high-level special agent for the FBI.
- Steven Weber as Lawrence Budd (season 2), a powerful film producer in Hollywood. A medical condition has left him hairless, so he glues on a wig and eyebrows. He collaborates on a film with Miles and Rick.
- Andrew Leeds as Ken Stevenson (season 2), an FBI special agent and the partner of Clara Dillard.
- Amy Seimetz as Jinny (season 2): a mysterious love interest for Miles.
- Alex Sawyer as David Oumou (season 2), an actor working a day job, until a murder brings him attention and turns him into an overnight star.
- Sonya Walger as Lila (season 2), a woman who represents the L.A. wing of a deadly drug cartel.
- Raymond Cruz as Swayze (season 2), the leader of a Latino prison gang.
- Heather Graham as Banana Girl (season 2)
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||August 13, 2017||October 8, 2017|
|2||10||August 12, 2018||October 7, 2018|
Season 1 (2017)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"The Pitch"||Allen Coulter||Davey Holmes||August 13, 2017|
|2||2||"Sins of a Chambermaid"||Colin Bucksey||Davey Holmes||August 13, 2017|
|3||3||"The Yips"||Adam Arkin||Dan Nowak||August 20, 2017|
|4||4||"From Stamos With Love"||Daisy von Scherler Mayer||John Stuart Newman||August 27, 2017|
|5||5||"A Man of Letters"||Ed Bianchi||Davey Holmes & Laura Jacqmin||September 3, 2017|
|6||6||"Epinephrine"||Ed Bianchi||Jennifer Hoppe & Nancy Fichman||September 10, 2017|
|7||7||"Grace Under Pressure"||Dan Attias||Davey Holmes & John Newman||September 17, 2017|
|8||8||"Shot on Location"||Dan Attias||Laura Jacqmin||September 24, 2017|
|9||9||"Turnaround"||Adam Arkin||Davey Holmes||October 1, 2017|
|10||10||"Blue Pages"||Adam Arkin||Davey Holmes||October 8, 2017|
Season 2 (2018)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|11||1||"And What Have We Learned?"||Adam Arkin||Davey Holmes||August 12, 2018|
|12||2||"Pest Control"||Adam Arkin||Etan Frankel||August 12, 2018|
|13||3||"Selenite"||Daisy von Scherler Mayer||Laura Jacqmin||August 19, 2018|
|14||4||"We'll Let You Know"||Daisy von Scherler Mayer||Hiram Martinez||August 26, 2018|
|15||5||"Fifteen to Thirty Minutes (Depending on Weight)"||Adam Arkin||Davey Holmes & Alex Carmedelle||September 2, 2018|
|16||6||"Unlimited (Limited)"||Adam Arkin||Laura Jacqmin||September 9, 2018|
|17||7||"Banana Split"||So Yong Kim||Hiram Martinez||September 16, 2018|
|18||8||"Curtains"||So Yong Kim||Etan Frankel||September 23, 2018|
|19||9||"Safe Space"||Adam Arkin||Laura Jacmin & Alex Carmedelle||September 30, 2018|
|20||10||"Pickle"||Adam Arkin||Davey Holmes||October 7, 2018|
On May 24, 2016, it was announced that Epix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. Davey Holmes was reported to be writing the series and Epix president and CEO Mark S. Greenberg said of him, “Davey Holmes is a tremendous talent and has created a fantastic new series that is in the spirit of Leonard's unique brand of social satire and strong narrative voice.” The first season premiered on Epix on August 13, 2017.
On August 23, 2017, the series was renewed for a second ten-episode season.
On August 23, 2016, it was announced that Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano had been cast in the series' lead roles. On November 1, 2016, it was reported that Sean Bridgers, Lidia Porto, Megan Stevenson, Goya Robles, Lucy Walters, and Carolyn Dodd had joined the main cast. It was also reported that Sarah Stiles had been cast in a recurring role. On February 28, 2017, it was reported that Antwon Tanner had been cast in a recurring role.
In February 2018, it was announced that Felicity Huffman, Steven Weber, and Andrew Leeds had been cast in recurring roles and that Sarah Stiles had been upgraded from recurring role to a starring one. In March 2018, it was reported that Amy Seimetz, Alex Sawyer, and Sonya Walger had joined the series in a recurring capacity. On May 31, 2018, it was announced that Raymond Cruz had been cast in a recurring role.
Principal photography for season one occurred from late-2016 through May 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California. Filming for season two began in February 2018 with production for the whole season expected to take place in Los Angeles, California.
On June 10, 2018, the series held a screening of the second season premiere at the annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. Following the screening, a question-and-answer panel was held featuring creator Davey Holmes, producer/director Adam Arkin, and actors Chris O’Dowd and Lidia Porto. On September 9, 2018, the series will take part in the 12th annual PaleyFest Fall Television Previews which will feature a preview screening of season two and a conversation with creator and executive producer Davey Holmes and director Adam Arkin, among other guests.
The first season of Get Shorty has been met with a positive response from critics. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 75% approval rating with an average rating of 7.24 out of 10 based on 24 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Get Shorty's slick production values are complemented by its seasoned cast's chemistry to create a fun-filled, if violent, first season that lives up to its source material." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 71 out of 100 based on 19 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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