Go Behind the Scenes of SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard

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Hands down the best thing about the short-lived “The Following” was actor James Purefoy so when we heard he’ll next be seen in SundanceTV’s adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s Hap and Leonard, we were pretty stoked.  The series premieres on March 2nd, and to help get you as excited about it as we are, here’s a behind-the-scenes look with stars Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Christina Hendricks as well as executive producer/director/writer Jim Mickle.

Based on the successful books from famed author Joe R. Lansdale, the six-episode event series is created by director/writer Mickle and writer Nick Damici, who also partnered on the film adaptation of Lansdale’s Cold in July. Set in the late 1980s, “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.

The story follows 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. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife, Trudy (Hendricks), resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, “Hap and Leonard” provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller.

Below are the synopses of the first three episodes:

“Hap and Leonard” Episode 1.01 – “Savage Season” (3/2/16)
After lifelong best friends Hap and Leonard lose their jobs, a seductive figure from Hap’s past resurfaces with a shadowy plan to score some major cash. Meanwhile, a menacing pair descends upon the duo’s hometown.

“Hap and Leonard” Episode 1.02 – “The Bottoms” (3/9/16)
Enticed by Trudy, Hap and Leonard begin their search for the lost loot with new compatriots Howard (Bill Sage), Chub (Jeff Pope), and Paco (Neil Sandilands). Leonard receives distressing news about his Uncle Chester.

“Hap and Leonard” Episode 1.03 – “The Dive” (3/16/16)
As the group closes in on the stolen money, Hap, Leonard, and Trudy revisit their pasts. Loyalties are tested within the gang during a fateful gathering at Leonard’s house.

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