Season Two of the dark comedy Get Shorty begins next week on Stan, same day as the US.
The series based in part on the 1990 best-selling novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, and starring Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, had its Season One premiere last month after a deal between Stan and distributors MGM. The 1995 film based on the same source starred John Travolta & Danny Devito.
In season two of Get Shorty, Miles Daly (O’Dowd) struggles to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker, and a family man, with his skill set as a career criminal. His progress in Hollywood is jeopardised when washed-up producer Rick Moreweather (Romano) – with whom he partnered in season one – agrees to wear a wire for the Federal government. Miles faces off with criminal financiers, and with a Hollywood power-broker who could be the most dangerous of all.
Joining Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA TV Award nominee O’Dowd (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Sapphires, Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy winner Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, Parenthood) are Sean Bridgers (Rectify, Room); Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2); Megan Stevenson (Review); Goya Robles (11:55); Lucy Walters (Power); Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus).
Get Shorty is created for television by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment, Damages). Season 2 of Get Shorty is executive produced by Holmes, Adam Arkin (The Americans, Billions) and Etan Frankel. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.
Monday August 13 on Stan.