Epix is putting together a new 10-episode adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel Get Shorty. Most people know the property from the 1995 film with John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito.
The new take changes a couple of name. Chilli Palmer (Travolta) is now Miles Daly and will be played by Chris O’Dowd. Harry Zimm (Hackman) is now called Rick and looks to be played by Ray Romano.
The new series is being written by Davey Holmes and centers on Daly, hired muscle for a crime ring in Nevada, who wants to change professions for the sake of his daughter and thinks being a movie producer would be good (to launder money). Rick is a washed up producer who becomes Miles’ partner and guide in the world of Hollywood.
Get Shorty is set to debut in summer of 2017