Epix has announced that ten part comedy drama Get Shorty. adapted for television by Davey Holmes (Shameless) based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, will premiere on Sunday, August 13 at 10pm ET/PT.
In Get Shorty, Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) 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.
In Hollywood, Miles meets Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano), a washed up producer of low quality films who begrudgingly agrees to becomes his partner and guide him through the maze of show business.
Along with his criminal associate Louis (Sean Bridgers), Miles attempts to keep his worlds from colliding as he balances the demands of filmmaking while keeping crime boss – and production bankroller – Amara (Lidia Porto) and her dangerous nephew, Yago (Goya Robles) from becoming suspicious.
Also involved in the production is ambitious studio executive April Adams (Megan Stevenson), who started in the business as Rick’s assistant, as well as Miles’ beloved daughter Emma (Carolyn Dodd) – despite objections from Miles’ estranged wife, Katie (Lucy Walters).