Epix has renewed Get Shorty for Season 2, RenewCancelTV has learned.
UPDATED with official press announcement:
EPIX(R) GETS MORE “GET SHORTY”
Original Series from MGM Television Renewed for Season 2
NEW YORK – August 23, 2017 – Premium pay television network EPIX(R), an MGM company, has renewed the original series Get Shorty for a second season. The dark comedy from MGM Television, based in part on the 1990’s bestselling Elmore Leonard novel of the same name and created for television by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment), will return in 2018 with 10 all-new episodes.
The series follows Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd), a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood with the help of a washed-up producer, Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano), as a means to leave his criminal past behind. Get Shorty premiered on Sunday, August 13 and is currently airing on Sundays at 10:00PM ET/PT 9:00PM CT.
“EPIX is proud to be the home of Get Shorty, which has been the perfect addition to our scripted original slate,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “Get Shorty is our most successful original scripted series to date, and continues to deliver phenomenal performances. We are thrilled to be working again with MGM Television, Davey Holmes, Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano and the Get Shorty team on a second season.”
The cast, led by Screen Actors Guild Award(R) and BAFTA TV Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Sapphires, Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy(R) winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, Parenthood), also includes Sean Bridgers (Rectify, Room); Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2); Megan Stevenson (Review); Lucy Walters (Power) and Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus).
Get Shorty is executive produced by Holmes and Adam Arkin (The Americans, Billions). The series is produced by MGM Television and distributed by MGM.
Get Shorty is the third original series for EPIX, joining its timely, critically-acclaimed drama Berlin Station and comedy Graves (which garnered a Golden Globe nomination for star Nick Nolte). Both series are slated to return for second seasons in October 2017. Additionally, EPIX and MGM Television recently announced production on the 10-part television series event The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, based on the bestselling European novel by Joel Dicker and starring Patrick Dempsey, Ben Schnetzer, Damon Wayans Jr. and Virginia Madsen. Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet, Black Gold), director of the Academy Award(R) winning film Black and White in Color, will make his television directorial debut, directing every episode of the series. (Epix | JD)
The second season of the original series will comprise 10 episodes, to release summer 2018.
Stay tuned as we now monitor the renew/cancel status of Get Shorty Season 3…
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