Epix has made the first episode of upcoming showbiz dramedy Get Shorty available through its Youtube channel weeks before its television debut.
Based on the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel of the same name, which was previously turned into a 1995 film starring John Travolta, and adapted for television by Davey Holmes (Damages), Get Shorty follows Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd), a hitman who longs to leave his criminal life behind and reunite with his estranged family. In order to do so, he meets washed up Hollywood producer Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano) and uses his new connection to guide him through the world of showbiz and, hopefully, show him how to live a more legit life.
In addition to O’Dowd and Romano, Get Shorty stars Sean Bridgers (Rectify) as Miles’ criminal associate Louis; Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2) as Amara, the chief of Miles’ crime ring and the main backer of his production expenditures; Goya Robles (11:55) as Amara’s dangerous nephew Yargo; Megan Stevenson (Review) as ambitious studio executive April; Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus) as Miles’ daughter Emma; and Lucy Walters (Power) as Katie, Miles’ estranged wife..
The series premiere of Get Shorty is set to premiere Sunday, August 13th at 8:00 on EPIX.