Get Shorty (TV series)

Get Shorty is an American comedy-drama television series, based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, that premiered on August 13, 2017, on Epix. The series was created by Davey Holmes and 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.

Get Shorty
Created byDavey Holmes
Based onGet Shorty
by Elmore Leonard
Composer(s)Antonio Sanchez
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes27 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Sara E. White
  • Laura Jacqmin
  • Hiram Martinez
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time48–64 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkEpix
Original releaseAugust 13, 2017 (2017-08-13) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

The series is the second adaptation of the novel, following the 1995 film of the same name. Unlike the film, the series does not use the plot or any of the characters from the novel, borrowing only its basic premise of a gangster who attempts to produce a film, as well as its darkly comedic tone. For that reason, the series has been described as more of an "homage" than an adaptation.[1]


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' partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood.[2]

Cast and charactersEdit


  • Chris O'Dowd as Miles Daly, an enforcer for Amara De Escalones, a casino owner and gang boss in Pahrump, 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. Miles' pet name for her is 'Shorty'.
  • Lidia Porto as Amara De Escalones
  • Goya Robles as Yago
  • Megan Stevenson as April Quinn
  • Lucy Walters as Katie Daly, Miles' wife (S1), later ex-wife (S2).
  • 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)



SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)
210August 12, 2018 (2018-08-12)October 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)
37October 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)November 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)

Season 1 (2017)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Pitch"Allen CoulterDavey HolmesAugust 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)
22"Sins of a Chambermaid"Colin BuckseyDavey HolmesAugust 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)
33"The Yips"Adam ArkinDan NowakAugust 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)
44"From Stamos With Love"Daisy von Scherler MayerJohn Stuart NewmanAugust 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)
55"A Man of Letters"Ed BianchiDavey Holmes & Laura JacqminSeptember 3, 2017 (2017-09-03)
66"Epinephrine"Ed BianchiJennifer Hoppe & Nancy FichmanSeptember 10, 2017 (2017-09-10)
77"Grace Under Pressure"Dan AttiasDavey Holmes & John NewmanSeptember 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)
88"Shot on Location"Dan AttiasLaura JacqminSeptember 24, 2017 (2017-09-24)
99"Turnaround"Adam ArkinDavey HolmesOctober 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)
1010"Blue Pages"Adam ArkinDavey HolmesOctober 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)

Season 2 (2018)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
111"And What Have We Learned?"Adam ArkinDavey HolmesAugust 12, 2018 (2018-08-12)
122"Pest Control"Adam ArkinEtan FrankelAugust 12, 2018 (2018-08-12)
133"Selenite"Daisy von Scherler MayerLaura JacqminAugust 19, 2018 (2018-08-19)
144"We'll Let You Know"Daisy von Scherler MayerHiram MartinezAugust 26, 2018 (2018-08-26)
155"Fifteen to Thirty Minutes (Depending on Weight)"Adam ArkinDavey Holmes & Alex CarmedelleSeptember 2, 2018 (2018-09-02)
166"Unlimited (Limited)"Adam ArkinLaura JacqminSeptember 9, 2018 (2018-09-09)
177"Banana Split"So Yong KimHiram MartinezSeptember 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)
188"Curtains"So Yong KimEtan FrankelSeptember 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)
199"Safe Space"Adam ArkinLaura Jacqmin & Alex CarmedelleSeptember 30, 2018 (2018-09-30)
2010"Pickle"Adam ArkinDavey HolmesOctober 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)

Season 3 (2019)Edit

No. in
Title [3]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [3]
211"What To Do When You Land"Adam ArkinDavey HolmesOctober 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)
222"Dark Roast, Oat Milk, Two Splendas"Adam ArkinLaura JacqminOctober 13, 2019 (2019-10-13)
233"Strong Move"Eric Galileo TigniniHiram MartinezOctober 20, 2019 (2019-10-20)
244"What Else Did God Say?"Davey HolmesAlex CarmedelleOctober 27, 2019 (2019-10-27)
255"The Stick"Davey HolmesDavey HolmesNovember 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)
266"Tomorrow They Light Me On Fire"Adam ArkinLaura Jacqmin & Hiram MartinezNovember 10, 2019 (2019-11-10)
277"Should Not Throw Stones"Adam ArkinDavey Holmes & Alex CarmedelleNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)



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."[4] The first season premiered on August 13, 2017.[5]

Shortly after the first season premier, Epix announced that the series had been renewed for a second ten-episode season.[6] In December 2018, the show renewed for a third season consisting of seven episodes.[7]


Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano were cast in the series' lead roles in August 2016.[8] 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.[9][10] By early 2017, Antwon Tanner was cast in a recurring role.[11]

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.[12][13] In March 2018, it was reported that Amy Seimetz, Alex Sawyer, and Sonya Walger had joined the series in a recurring capacity.[14][15] In May 2018, it was announced that Raymond Cruz had been cast in a recurring role.[16]


Principal photography for season one occurred from late-2016 through May 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California.[17] Filming for season two began in February 2018 with production for the whole season expected to take place in Los Angeles, California.[18] Season 3 of the show will be filming in Vancouver British Columbia with additional shooting in Los Angeles[19]



On May 25, 2017, a trailer for the first season was released.[20] On July 20, 2018, a trailer for the second season was released.[21]


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.[22] 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.[23]


Critical responseEdit

The first season of 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."[24] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 71 out of 100 based on 19 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[25]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2018 Irish Film & Television Awards Actor in a leading role – Drama Chris O'Dowd Nominated [26][27]


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  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 23, 2016). "Ray Romano, Chris O'Dowd to Star in 'Get Shorty' TV Series at Epix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Epix Schedule". Epix. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 24, 2016). "'Get Shorty' TV Series Ordered By Epix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (May 16, 2017). "'Get Shorty' Gets Premiere Date On Epix; Unveils First-Look Photos". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (August 23, 2017). "Epix Renews 'Get Shorty' for Season 2". Variety. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (December 11, 2018). "'Get Shorty' Renewed For Season 3 By Epix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 23, 2016). "'Get Shorty': Chris O'Dowd & Ray Romano Poised To Star In Epix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (November 1, 2016). "'Get Shorty' Epix Series Rounds Out Regular Cast With Sean Bridgers, Megan Stevenson & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (November 7, 2016). "'Get Shorty': Sarah Stiles Joins Cast Of Epix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (February 28, 2017). "'Get Shorty' Epix Series Casts Antwon Tanner; Maurice Compte Joins Starz's 'Power'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (February 8, 2018). "Felicity Huffman Set To Recur In Season 2 Of Epix's 'Get Shorty'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  13. ^ Ausiello, Michael (February 27, 2018). "Get Shorty Season 2: Steven Weber and Andrew Leeds Join Cast". TVLine. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (March 13, 2018). "'Get Shorty': Amy Seimetz Set To Recur In Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (March 27, 2018). "'Get Shorty': Alex Sawyer & Sonya Walger Set To Recur In Season 2 Of Epix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (May 31, 2018). "'Get Shorty' Season 2 Adds Raymond Cruz; Susanne Wuest Joins 'Lore'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  17. ^ Gomez, Adrian (November 2, 2016). "'Get Shorty' TV series to be filmed in ABQ". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "Production Is Underway For Season 2 Of GET SHORTY". Broadway World. February 9, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "SEASON 3: GET SHORTY With Chris O'Dowd & Ray Romano To Film in Vancouver This Spring/Summer". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  20. ^ Otterson, Joe (May 25, 2017). "Epix's 'Get Shorty' TV Series First Trailer Proves Show Business Is a Killer (Watch)". Variety. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  21. ^ Pedersen, Erik (July 20, 2018). "'Get Shorty' Season 2 Trailer: Filmmaker, Family Man, Career Criminal – Now His Partner's Wearing A Wire". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  22. ^ Turchiano, Danielle (March 22, 2018). "ATX Television Festival Adds 'American Vandal,' 'Get Shorty,' 'Claws' to 2018 Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  23. ^ Pedersen, Erik (July 24, 2018). "PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Sets Initial Lineup: Tim Allen, Sarah Silverman, Aaron Paul & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  24. ^ "Get Shorty: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  25. ^ "Get Shorty: Season 1". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  26. ^ Barry, Aoife (January 11, 2018). "These are the nominations for this year's IFTA awards". Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  27. ^ O'Grady, Sean (February 15, 2018). "IFTAs: Full list of winners as Gabriel Byrne is honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award". Irish Independent. Retrieved December 17, 2018.

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