Get Shorty is created by Davey Holmes. It is based on 1990 Elmore Leonard novel of the same title that premiered on August 13, 2017 on Epix. Chris O’Dowd has found a home here as the mobster with a lot more on the ball than your everyday hit-man. The rest of the cast is perfect, along with the cinematography, directing, and locations.
“Get Shorty is our most successful original scripted series to date and continues to deliver phenomenal performances,” Mark Greenberg, Epix’s President and CEO said following the show’s renewal. “We are thrilled to be working again with MGM Television, Davey Holmes, Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano and the Get Shorty team.”
Get Shorty Season 2 Cast: Who’s in it?
Get Shorty‘s Season 2 call sheet is getting longer. The Epix dark comedy has added Steven Weber (Wings) and Andrew Leeds (Bones) to the cast in recurring roles, TVLine has learned exclusively. Weber will play Lawrence Budd, an impossibly powerful film producer in Hollywood who commutes via helicopter and landscapes his yard with fully grown trees. A medical condition has left him hairless, so he glues on a wig and eyebrows. He collaborates in a film with Miles (Chris O’Dowd) and Rick (Ray Romano). Leeds, meanwhile, will portray FBI special agent Ken Stevenson, the partner of Felicity Huffman’s Agent Dillard. Together, they manage Rick as their CI, and seek to bring down a drug cartel. Like Dillard, Stevenson is an expert at being supportive and upbeat while forcing people to do unsavory things.
The second season on Epix will also star Sarah Stiles, Sean Bridgers, Carolyn Dodd, Lidia Porto, Goya Robles, Megan Stevenson and Lucy Walters.