Joe R. Lansdale’s southern fried, swamp rock duo of ne’er-do-wells, Hap and Leonard, have staked out a home on SundanceTV.
After a critically-acclaimed first season that ended on a doozy of a cliffhanger (what was that thing doing in Uncle Chester’s basement, anyway?), the duo return – caught in the middle of a murder mystery with more twists and turns than an East Texas highway – in Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo on Wednesday, March 15th (10/9C).
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 continues to expand into scripted television by greenlighting a new mystery series, Hap and Leonard – based on Joe R. Lansdale’s bestselling series of books.
The series will feature the titular pair of best friends – Hap Collins and Leonard Pine – and martial artists who struggle to stay on the right side of the law through a series misadventures. Lansdale’s books fall into the Southern noir genre and promise to be good, pulpy fun.
Hap and Leonard join SundanceTV’s growing roster of critically acclaimed shows that include Rectify, The Red Road, The Honourable Woman and Top of the Lake. Production will begin in 2015 for an early 2016 premiere. For more, follow the jump.