2017 comedy / drama Get Shorty starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano, begins on Stan in July.
The 10 part first season, based in part on the 1990’s bestselling Elmore Leonard novel of the same name is created for television by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment, Damages). The 1995 film based on the same source starred John Travolta & Danny Devito.
Guests or recurring cast include Topher Grace, Felicity Huffman, Alan Arkin, Raymond Cruz, Dean Norris & Peter Bogdanovich.
It will drop on July 12 with the entire season while a second season premieres later this year, same day as the US.
The title is part of Stan’s new MGM deal.
Chris O’Dowd plays Miles Daly, the muscle for a crime ring in 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 (Ray Romano), 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 (Sean Bridgers), 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 (Lidia Porto) and her dangerous nephew, Yago (Goya Robles) at bay. Also involved in the production is ambitious studio executive April Quinn (Megan Stevenson), who started in the business as Rick’s assistant, as well as Miles’ beloved daughter Emma (Carolyn Dodd) – despite objections from Miles’ estranged wife, Katie (Lucy Walters).
Thursday July 12 on Stan.