One of the better shows on television today is the SundanceTV series ‘Hap & Leonard’ starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams based on the Joe R. Lansdale’s novels.
SundanceTV announced Monday that the darkly comic swamp noir would return for a six-episode third season and be based on Lansdale’s 1995 novel The Two-Bear Mambo, according to Deadline. Season three deals with the racial conflict in East Texas, police indifference, the KKK and a missing ex-lover of Hap’s.
“At once darkly funny and socially relevant, there’s no other series like the Southern noir Hap and Leonard, and we couldn’t be prouder that it will continue for another season on SundanceTV. James and Michael bring new depth and dimension to the buddy-action genre, and Joe Lansdale’s brilliant work continues to be in excellent hands with John Wirth and company,” said Jan Diedrichsen, GM of SundanceTV and Sundance Now.
‘Hap and Leonard’ is SundanceTV’s highest-rated original series, averaging 450,000 viewers per episode.
Hap and Leonard are one of the weirdest pairings of best friends ever. Hap Collins is a white working class laborer who spent time in federal prison as a young man for refusing to be drafted into the military and serve in the Vietnam War, and Leonard Pine is a gay black Vietnam vet with serious anger issues.
Watch the complete second season on SundanceTV.com.
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