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Epix Is Making Get Shorty Into Hour-long TV

Gene Hackman And John Travolta In 'Get Shorty
Gene Hackman and John Travolta in Get Shorty.

Here’s the long and short of it, and we promise it’s no tall tale: Epix has gone long on a TV adaptation of Get Shorty, ordering a series based on both the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel and the 1995 movie, which starred John Travolta, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito. The pitch, in short: A mobster moves from Nevada to Hollywood, where he picks up a job as a producer, but can’t escape the long shadow of his criminal past. (A tiny reminder that the ‘90s are long gone: The new series will be a “modern-day re-envisioning” of the original.) Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment) adapted the lengthy read for the small screen. Production on the hour-long dark comedy is set to start shortly, in time for a summer 2017 debut.

Epix Is Making Get Shorty Into a TV Series