SundanceTV announced today season two of the network’s critically-acclaimed original scripted series “Hap and Leonard” will return this March with a few new cast members joining stars James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams, including Tiffany Mack and Cranston Johnson as series regulars, as well as recurring guest stars Brian Dennehy, Irma P. Hall, and Dohn Norwood.
Episodes will be directed by Maurice Marable, Abe Sylvia and Tim Southam.
The series is based on the celebrated book series of the same name by famed author Joe R. Lansdale, and follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. Season one, inspired by the first novel in the series, “Savage Season,” featured Christina Hendricks and Jimmi Simpson. The upcoming second season takes inspiration from “Mucho Mojo,” the second book in the series.
Synopsis: In “Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo,” Hap and Leonard find themselves in mucho-trouble as they unravel a murder mystery with more twists and turns than an East Texas highway. The story begins with a skeleton; Trudy’s missing ashes; a pissing match with a neighborhood drug dealer, and; a piece of MeMaw’s (played by Irma P. Hall – the neighborhood matriarch and a confidant to Hap and Leonard) fresh baked pie. When Leonard is arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, Hap and attorney Florida Grange (played by Tiffany Mack – Leonard’s lawyer and the object of Hap’s deep admiration) must work to clear his name. The only things standing in their way are Hap’s unquenchable thirst for Florida; a serial killer; bad mojo; and themselves.
Dennehy plays Valentine Otis, a Sherriff and all-around boss-hog in Marvel Creek; Dohn Norwood plays Reverend Fitzgerald, a charismatic preacher and MeMaw’s grandson; and Cranston Johnson joins as Detective Hanson who finds Hap and Leonard in the way of his murder investigation at every turn.
“Hap and Leonard” will return to SundanceTV with six episodes in March 2017. John Wirth is showrunner and executive producer for Season 2, and Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt, Linda Moran, and Nick Shumaker return as executive producers, along with co-executive producers Joe R. Lansdale and Lowell Northrop.
Sundance TV has released a first teaser for the upcoming second season which features new cast addition Tiffany Mack.