Get Shorty TV Series Order by EPIX


NEW YORK: EPIX is prepping Get Shorty, a one-hour drama series that reimagines Elmore Leonard’s 1990 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name that was also made into a feature film.

MGM Television is slated to begin production on the series this fall, for an anticipated summer 2017 launch. The series is being created and executive produced by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment, Damages). MGM, a joint-venture partner in EPIX, produced the 1995 movie version of Get Shorty that starred John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito.

“We’re excited to be working with MGM on Get Shorty,” said Mark S. Greenberg, the president and CEO of EPIX. “I had the pleasure of working with Elmore Leonard early in my career and I am a big fan of his writing. 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. Get Shorty promises to be yet another example of the type of high-end, premium TV that EPIX is committed to delivering to its subscribers.”

“Davey has created a modern-day re-envisioning of Elmore Leonard’s timeless cult classic where organized crime and Hollywood collide in very funny ways,” added Mark Burnett, the president of the television and digital group at MGM, and Steve Stark, the president of television development and production at MGM. “We are thrilled to bring these irreverent characters to fans and audiences around the globe with our fantastic partners at EPIX.”