SundanceTV Announces Premiere Date for Hap and Leonard!

James Purefoy as Hap Collins, Michael Kenneth Williams as Leonard Pine, and Christina Hendricks as Trudy - Hap and Leonard _ Season 1, Press Kit - Photo Credit: Hilary Gayle/SundanceTV
James Purefoy as Hap Collins, Michael Kenneth Williams as Leonard Pine, and Christina Hendricks as Trudy – Hap and Leonard _ Season 1, Photo Credit: Hilary Gayle/SundanceTV

Set in the late 1980s, Hap and Leonard – based on the works of Joe R. Lansdale – is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot, and the fuzz.

The series follows Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael K. Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper – the best friends in that equation.

Hap and Leonard premieres on SundanceTV on Wednesday, March 2nd (10/9C). For more, follow the jump.

SUNDANCETV DEBUTS ALL NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “HAP AND LEONARD” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 AT 10:00PM ET/9c

Based on the Novels Written by Famed Author Joe R. Lansdale,
Series Stars James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams, Christina Hendricks, Jimmi Simpson and more

Immediately Following the Premiere, Viewers Can Watch the FULL First AND Second Episodes on Sundance.TV and on the SundanceTV App with no log in required

SundanceTV will debut their all new original series, “Hap and Leonard” on Wednesday, March 2nd at 10 p.m. ET/9c. Set in the late 1980s, Hap and Leonard is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot, and the fuzz. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the six-hour series event – created by  director and writer Jim Mickle and writer Nick Damici – follows Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael K. Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Christina Hendricks) resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem.

Christina Hendricks as Trudy, James Purefoy as Hap Collins and Michael K. Williams as Leonard Pine
The pilot episode, “Savage Season,” was written and directed by Jim Mickle. After lifelong best friends Hap and Leonard lose their jobs, a seductive figure from Hap’s past resurfaces with a shadowy plan to score some major cash. Meanwhile, a menacing pair descends upon the duo’s hometown.

Viewers hungry for more “Hap and Leonard” will be able to check out the second episode, “The Bottoms” immediately following the conclusion of the premiere installment by logging onto Sundance.TV or on their SundanceTV app.  Both the first and second episodes will be available online and in the app with no log in required.  In the second episode – also written and directed by Jim Mickle – Hap and Leonard, enticed by Trudy, begin their search for the lost loot with new compatriots Howard, Chub and Paco. Leonard receives distressing news about his Uncle Chester.  The second episode will air on SundanceTV Wednesday, March 9 at 10 p.m. ET/9c.

Produced by AMC Studios, the six-episode event series was developed by director/writer Jim Mickle (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stake Land) and writer Nick Damici (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stake Land). The project is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt and Nick Shumaker, along with co-executive producers Joe R. Lansdale, Linda Moran and Lowell Northrop. Additional “Hap and Leonard” cast members include Jimmi Simpson (“House of Cards”), Bill Sage (American Psycho), Pollyanna McIntosh, Neil Sandilands and Jeff Pope.