The Trailer for “Get Shorty” the eagerly awaited series featuring Chris O’Dowd has just been released.
Based on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 New York Times bestselling novel, Get Shorty is the story of Miles Daly, played by Chris O’Dowd, a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently-estranged family.
There, he meets Rick Moreweather, a washed up producer of low quality films who is desperately hanging on to the rungs of Hollywood relevancy and begrudgingly becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of show business. Along with his criminal associate Louis, Miles attempts to keep his worlds from colliding as he balances the demands of filmmaking while keeping the suspicions of the crime ring’s chief – and production bankroll – Amara and her dangerous nephew, Yago at bay. Also involved in the production is ambitious studio executive April Adams, who started in the business as Rick’s assistant, as well as Miles’ beloved daughter Emma – despite objections from Miles’ estranged wife, Katie.
Check out the trailer:
There is plenty of big names involved behind the scenes. Get Shorty has been adapted for television by Davey Holmes (“Shameless,” “In Treatment,” “Damages”), it is executive produced by Holmes and Emmy nominee Allen Coulter (The Sopranos,” “Damages”) who also directs the first episode. Adam Arkin (“The Americans,” “Billions”) directed three episodes of the series and is also a co-executive producer. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM, although it is not known yet if it will be broadcast this side of the Atlantic..
Get Shorty will premier on the EPIX Channel in the USA on August 13th.