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"Hap and Leonard" (TV show) is a mystery drama series on SundanceTV that is based on the rollicking Joe Lansdale Southern noir book series about an unlikely pair of best friends and martial arts experts who struggle through misadventure, to stay on the right side of the law in 1980s East Texas.

Hap Collins (James Purefoy) 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. Now In his late thirties, he is just barely making ends meet picking roses on an East Texas plantation. His colleague and lifelong best friend is Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams), a 6'5" gay, black Vietnam vet with anger issues. Leonard was raised by his uncle who shunned him after learning he was gay leaving Hap as his only support in the not so progressive rural South. By turns funny and shocking, the series provides an unpredictable and side-eyed look into race, class and friendship.

The cast includes James Purefoy ("The Following," "Episodes"), Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Wire," "Inherent Vice," "12 Years a Slave," "Boardwalk Empire"), multiple Emmy nominee Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"), Bill Sage ("Boardwalk Empire," "We Are What We Are") and Jimmi Simpson ("House of Cards," "The Newsroom").

"Hap and Leonard" is produced by Sundance Studios and is created by director/writer Jim Mickle and writer Nick Damici, who partnered on the film adaptation of Lansdale's "Cold in July" with Michael C. Hall and Sam Shepard. They have adapted the novels, novellas and short stories about white, working-class Hap Collins and black, gay Leonard Pine. Mickle also directs. Executive producers are Nick Shumaker and Jeremy Platt, along with co-executive producers Joe Lansdale and Lowell Northrop and consulting producer Linda Moran.




HAP AND LEONARD (TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: SundanceTV
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: March 2, 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Sundance Studios





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