Ray Romano as Rick Moreweather, Chris O’Dowd as Miles Daly
“Get Shorty,” which stars Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano, will return for a 10-episode Season 2 in 2018. Epix

Epix has given a Season 2 renewal to its latest original series “Get Shorty.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sophomore run of the Davey Holmes-developed series will consist of another 10 episodes and is set to air in 2018.

Based on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel of the same name and Barry Sonnenfield’s 1995 movie adaptation, “Get Shorty” follows the story of Nevada hitman Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) who tries to shed his criminal past by embarking on a Hollywood career with the help of B-movie producer Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano).

“Epix is proud to be the home of ‘Get Shorty,’ which has been the perfect addition to our scripted original slate,” Epix president and CEO Mark Greenberg said on Wednesday in a statement. “‘Get Shorty’ is our most successful original scripted series to date, and continues to deliver phenomenal performances. We are thrilled to be working again with MGM Television, Davey Holmes, Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano and the ‘Get Shorty’ team on a second season.”

Shortly after the season renewal was announced, O’Dowd and his co-stars Megan Stevenson and Carolyn Dodd all took to social media to address the great news. Check out their Twitter and Instagram posts below:

In a recent interview with Collider, O’Dowd revealed that they’ve already had conversations about where his character could go in future seasons of series. “There’s no reason why this character can’t eventually run Hollywood,” the Irish actor said of Miles. “Not immediately, but this guy could be the head of a studio, the same as Ari Gold could, or whoever. It will be interesting to see if a hitman is potentially not ruthless enough to take over Hollywood. We’ll see. There’s a lot of ways it could go.”

“When you’re running around in the sun [like Miles], you create more and more shadows,” O’Dowd continued. “You’ve got all of these people suddenly coming from everywhere to get back at you, so the trail that he’s created will fall on him, and that will create even more trouble.”

“Get Shorty,” which also stars Sean Bridgers, Lydia Porto, Goya Robles and Lucy Walters, airs every Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT on Epix.