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Watch: SundanceTV’s ‘Hap and Leonard’ Teaser Brings Murphy’s Law (and Christina Hendricks) to the Rural South

Watch: SundanceTV's 'Hap and Leonard' Teaser Brings Murphy's Law (and Christina Hendricks) to the Rural South


With “Mad Men” off the air for good (sigh) and “Fargo” not set to reappear until 2017, it’s a true television miracle that SundanceTV’s newest original drama “Hap and Leonard” will serve up a healthy dose of Christina Hendricks and dark humor to bring us through the upcoming spring.

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Based on the beloved characters developed by Joe R. Lansdale, “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.” Following Hap Collins (James Purefoy) and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams), the new six-episode series explores what happens when Hap’s ex-wife (Christina Hendricks) resurfaces with a “simple get-rich quick scheme that snowballs into bloody mayhem.”

If the teaser is any indication, the series is sure to offer up a surfeit of dark humor and eccentric characters, giving a welcome quirky twist to the classic mystery thriller — and filling our television plates for the new year.

“Hap and Leonard” was created by writer/director Jim Mickle and writer Nick Damici. The series will premiere on SundanceTV in March of 2016. 

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