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.
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.