EDMONTON (Aug 14, 2018) – Super Channel is pleased to announce that the second season of the critically acclaimed dark comedy, Get Shorty, from MGM television, will return on Thursday, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET (SC Fuse).
Each episode of the ten-episode sophomore season, will also be available to viewers on Super Channel On Demand the day following its linear broadcast. Additionally, viewers can also catch up on all of season one currently available on Super Channel On Demand and with the Get Shorty season one marathon airing Friday Sept 14 and Saturday Sept 15 beginning at 4 p.m. ET each day (SC Fuse).
In season two of Get Shorty, Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) struggles to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man with his skill set as a career criminal. His progress in Hollywood is jeopardized when the washed-up producer (Ray Romano), with whom he partnered in season one, agrees to wear a Federal wire. Miles faces off with criminal financiers and with a Hollywood power-broker who could be the most dangerous of all.
Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning and Academy Award®-nominated actress Felicity Huffman (Transamerica, Desperate Housewives) joins the cast in season two as a recurring guest star. Huffman will play Clara Dillard, a mothering, high-level special agent for the FBI, described as hippie therapist meets J. Edgar Hoover, who takes over the investigation focusing on Amara and the crime organization.
Also joining the cast as a recurring guest star is Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), who will play Swayze, the brutal and murderous leader of a Latino prison gang who styles himself after Patrick Swayze, with long, flowing locks of hair and 80s-inspired dance moves. In addition to Huffman and Cruz, new recurring cast for season two includes Steven Weber (Wings), Andrew Leeds (Bones), Amy Seimetz (Stranger Things), Sonya Walger (The Catch) and Alex Sawyer (House of Anubis).
The cast of Get Shorty is led by Screen Actors Guild Award® and BAFTA TV Award nominee O’Dowd (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Sapphires, Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy® winner Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, Parenthood), and also includes Sean Bridgers (Rectify, Room), Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus), Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2), Goya Robles (11:55), Megan Stevenson (Review), and Lucy Walters (Power). Sarah Stiles (I’m Dying Up Here, Unsane) will return in season two and has been upped to series regular.
Based in part on the 1990’s bestselling Elmore Leonard novel of the same name and created for television by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment), season two of Get Shorty is executive produced by Holmes, Adam Arkin (The Americans, Succession) and Etan Frankel. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.