Getting a movie made is not an easy prospect. It’s especially difficult if you’re ambushing people in their cars while you’re wearing a balaclava. Such seems to be Season 3’s enduring message of the series “Get Shorty,” which debuts on EPIX next month.
Chris O’Dowd is back as said mask-wearer Miles Daly, who’s free from a recent stint in prison and determined to get a script up on the screen. Along for the ride, as usual, is Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano), the producer trying to make sense of this new chapter in Miles’ ongoing transformation from mob heavy to aspiring movie mogul.
Along the way, Miles’ usual wild instincts range from the unconventional (see: car example above) to the more traditional kind of meetings. (He cleans up pretty well in a suit!) His intended target this season is studio exec Laurence Budd (Steven Weber), who might be able to use Miles’ background to his advantage. Meanwhile, Rick is navigating a different kind of problem: evading FBI protection by making his way through Guatemala.
Joining O’Dowd and Romano in this maze of only-sorta-fictional Hollywood hijinks are fellow cast members Sean Bridgers, Lidia Porto, Carolyn Dodd, Goya Robles, Megan Stevenson, and Isaac Keys. This upcoming season will feature guest appearances from Micheala Watkins, Steven Weber, Sarah Stiles, and Seychelle Gabriel.
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The seven-episode season of the series — from creator Davey Holmes, based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name — begins next month and runs through the rest of the fall. “Get Shorty” has been met with critical acclaim through two seasons, landing a 71 Metacritic rating and 78 on Rotten Tomatoes.
Watch the full trailer (including an allusion to one of Miles’ more memorable threats) above.
“Get Shorty” Season 3 premieres Sunday, October 6 at 10 p.m. ET on Epix.