9 Upcoming TV Shows Based On Movies (That Will Probably Suck)

8. Get Shorty

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One of the more recently announced shows on this list, it was reported back in May that Get Shorty would be getting turned into a TV series.

The 1995 film, itself based on Elmore Leonard's novel, was a critical and commercial success. With an impressive cast led by John Travolta, right at the height of his post-Pulp Fiction comeback hype, the comedy crime thriller worked both as satire and a entertaining take on the genre in its own right.

Premium network Epix, who are launching their first TV shows later this year, have ordered this one for a summer 2017 air date. Being on a little-known network, chances are this one won't garner a huge audience, but it's not clear just how well it'll transfer to TV anyway. There was already a less-than-successful movie sequel, Be Cool, and while the film was fun, it's not the sort that can easily be stretched out over an initial 10 hours.


NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far. A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.