EPIX’s popular dark comedy series, Get Shorty, has been renewed for a third season. The network’s targeting a 2019 premiere of the third season of the comedy created by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment) and based on Elmore Leonard’s bestselling novel.
The cast of Get Shorty is led by Screen Actors Guild nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and Emmy Award-winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age). Sean Bridgers (Rectify, Room), Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2), Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus), Goya Robles (11:55), Megan Stevenson (Review), Steven Weber (Ballers) and Sarah Stiles (I’m Dying Up Here) also star in the upcoming third season.
“Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano have so thoroughly embraced their roles, and I know I speak for all fans of Get Shorty when I say that we can’t wait for their escapades to unfold in season three,” stated EPIX President Michael Wright. He added, “The entire EPIX team is looking forward to working again with Davey Holmes, Adam Arkin and the MGM Television team to continue Get Shorty‘s success.”
Series creator Davey Holmes serves as an executive producer along with Adam Arkin (The Americans, Sneaky Pete).
The series follows Miles Daly (O’Dowd), muscle for a Nevada crime ring who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood with the help of a washed-up producer, Rick Moreweather (Romano), as a means to leave his criminal past behind. In season two, Miles struggles to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man with his skill set as a career criminal. His progress in Hollywood is jeopardized when the washed-up producer, with whom he partnered in season one, agrees to wear a Federal wire.
In season three, Miles embraces more ruthless methods as he settles scores and attempts to climb the Hollywood ladder.