|Created by||Davey Holmes|
|Based on||Get Shorty|
by Elmore Leonard
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||27 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||48–64 minutes|
|Original release||August 13, 2017|
Get Shorty is an American comedy-drama television series, based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. Created by Davey Holmes, it premiered on August 13, 2017, on Epix. It stars Chris O'Dowd, Ray Romano, Sean Bridgers, Carolyn Dodd, Lidia Porto, Goya Robles, Megan Stevenson, Lucy Walters, and Sarah Stiles. It has aired for three seasons, consisting of twenty-seven episodes. In December 2018, it was renewed for a third season, which began airing on October 6, 2019. Although no further seasons have been commissioned, Epix has not officially cancelled the show.
The series does not use the plot or any characters from the novel. The film borrows only the novel's basic premise of a gangster who attempts to produce a film and a low-budget movie director indebted to organized crime, as well as Leonard's darkly comedic tone. For that reason, the series has been described as more of an "homage" than an adaptation. The novel was previously adapted for the 1995 film of the same name.
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 Moreweather, a washed-up producer of low-quality films who becomes Miles's partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||August 13, 2017||October 8, 2017|
|2||10||August 12, 2018||October 7, 2018|
|3||7||October 6, 2019||November 17, 2019|
|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|
|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 Jacqmin & Alex Carmedelle||September 30, 2018|
|20||10||"Pickle"||Adam Arkin||Davey Holmes||October 7, 2018|
|Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date |
|21||1||"What To Do When You Land"||Adam Arkin||Davey Holmes||October 6, 2019|
|22||2||"Dark Roast, Oat Milk, Two Splendas"||Adam Arkin||Laura Jacqmin||October 13, 2019|
|23||3||"Strong Move"||Eric Galileo Tignini||Hiram Martinez||October 20, 2019|
|24||4||"What Else Did God Say?"||Davey Holmes||Alex Carmedelle||October 27, 2019|
|25||5||"The Stick"||Davey Holmes||Davey Holmes||November 3, 2019|
|26||6||"Tomorrow They Light Me On Fire"||Adam Arkin||Laura Jacqmin & Hiram Martinez||November 10, 2019|
|27||7||"Should Not Throw Stones"||Adam Arkin||Davey Holmes & Alex Carmedelle||November 17, 2019|
A first season order of ten episodes was announced by Epix on May 24, 2016. Davey Holmes was hired to write 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 August 13, 2017.
Shortly after the first season premier, Epix announced that the series had been renewed for a second ten-episode season. In December 2018, the show renewed for a third season consisting of seven episodes.
Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano were cast in the series' lead roles in August 2016. Sean Bridgers, Lidia Porto, Megan Stevenson, Goya Robles, Lucy Walters, and Carolyn Dodd joined the main cast by November of that year, and Sarah Stiles was cast in a recurring role. By early 2017, Antwon Tanner was cast in a recurring role.
By February 2018, Felicity Huffman, Steven Weber, and Andrew Leeds were cast in recurring roles, and 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. In May 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. Season three was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia with additional photography taking place in Los Angeles.
On May 25, 2017, a trailer for the first season was released. On July 20, 2018, a trailer for the second season was released.
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 took part in the 12th annual PaleyFest Fall Television Previews which featured 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 was met with a positive response from critics. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 78% approval rating with an average rating of 7.35 out of 10 based on 27 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".
|2018||Irish Film & Television Awards||Actor in a leading role – Drama||Chris O'Dowd||Nominated|||