‘Get Shorty’ is an American crime comedy-drama television series that airs on Epix. Created by Davey Holmes, the show is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by American crime fiction writer Elmore Leonard, which was adapted into a film, also called ‘Get Shorty’, in 1995. While Leonard has written several novels since the 1950s, a special mention goes out to his 1992 novel Rum Punch which, in 1997, was adapted by the brilliant Quentin Tarantino into his award-winning movie ‘Jackie Brown’.
As far as the subject matter of ‘Get Shorty’ is concerned, the show follows an enforcer for a murderous crime ring in Nevada who decides to leave his life of crime behind for the sake of his daughter. Despite his wishes to become a movie producer in Los Angeles, he ends up bringing his life of crime with him to the new city.
A relatively recent show, Season 1 of ‘Get Shorty’, consisting of 10 episodes, first premiered on Epix on August 13, 2017, and made a good impression on television critics and viewers alike. Unsurprisingly, Epix was quick to renew the show for a 10-episode Season 2, which premiered a year later, on August 12, 2018. Since then fans of ‘Get Shorty’ have been clamouring for a third season of the show, and the good news is that Epix has indeed renewed it. Season 3 is slated to be aired in 2019, and here’s everything you need to know about the new season.
Get Shorty Cast: Who is in it?
The show has quite a lot of characters, and understandably, has quite a long list of cast members.
In the show, Chris O’Dowd plays the role of the main protagonist, Miles Daly, an enforcer for a Nevada crime ring looking to leave his life of crime behind and enter the film industry in Los Angeles. Lucy Walters plays Miles’ wife, Katie, who is filing for divorce. Miles and Katie’s daughter, Emma, is played by Caroline Dodd.
Other main cast members in the show include Ray Romano as film producer Rick Moreweather, Sean Bridgers as Miles’ partner Louis Darnell, Lidia Porto as Amara De Escalones, Goya Robles as Yago, Megan Stevenson as April Quinn, and Sarah Stiles as Gladys.