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John Travolta in 1995's 'Get Shorty'

'Get Shorty' Gets a Series Order by Epix

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell Epix has ordered Get Shorty to series, adapting the story from the late Elmore Leonard's novel. Get Shorty has already previously seen a live-action adaptation, albeit for big screen back in 1995. That particular rendition starred John Travolta.

MGM is producing the hour-long drama series, which is created and executive produced by Davey Holmes. Production is slated for this fall, and a premiere for summer, 2017.

“We’re excited to be working with MGM on Get Shorty,” said Mark S. Greenberg, president and CEO, Epix. “I had the pleasure of working with Elmore Leonard early in my career and I am a big fan of his writing. Davey Holmes is a tremendous talent and has created a fantastic new series that is in the spirit of Leonard’s unique brand of social satire and strong narrative voice.

"Get Shorty promises to be yet another example of the type of high-end, premium TV that EPIX is committed to delivering to its subscribers.”

“Davey has created a modern-day re-envisioning of Elmore Leonard’s timeless cult classic where organized crime and Hollywood collide in very funny ways,” aid Mark Burnett, president, television and digital group, MGM and Steve Stark, president, television development and production, MGM. “We are thrilled to bring these irreverent characters to fans and audiences around the globe with our fantastic partners at EPIX.”

Source: Variety

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