“Get Shorty” Adaptation Gets Series Order at Epix

(via Variety)

If there wasn’t an Elmore Leonard novel about Hollywood and the Mob crossing paths, we’re sure someone else, with the way TV is going these days, would make up a series like that eventually.

In the last millennium, there was a movie adaptation of Leonard’s novel Get Shorty starring John Travolta, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, and Gene Hackman. The crime comedy story is getting revisited in this millennium, but this time doing so on the small screen.

Epix has just handed down a series order for the TV adaptation by veteran writer/producer Davey Holmes.

Currently, this TV version of Get Shorty is being billed as a drama even though the movie was a comedy. We’ll have to wait for the series premiere to find out which side of the dramedy spectrum it’ll fall on.