or


[09/25/17 - 08:03 AM]
SundanceTV Starts Production on the Third Season of Its Critically-Acclaimed Series "Hap and Leonard"
The six-part drama, returning to SundanceTV in early 2018, takes inspiration from "The Two-Bear Mambo," the third installment of Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series.

[via press release from SundanceTV]

EVERYONE'S FAVORITE LONESTAR DUO IS BACK!

SUNDANCE TV STARTS PRODUCTION ON THE THIRD SEASON OF ITS CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED SERIES "HAP AND LEONARD"

Louis Gossett Jr., Corbin Bernsen and Andrew Dice Clay Join as Recurring Guest Stars on the Upcoming Season, "Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo"

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 - SundanceTV announced today that production is underway on season three of the network's critically-acclaimed original scripted anthology series "Hap and Leonard," in Atlanta, Georgia. The six-part drama, returning to SundanceTV in early 2018, takes inspiration from "The Two-Bear Mambo," the third installment of Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series.

Joining James Purefoy (Hap) and Michael Kenneth Williams (Leonard) in the cast of "Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo" is Oscar(R) award-winner and multiple Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) award-winning actor, Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots). He plays Bacon, a veterinarian-turned-cook at the local diner. Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) award nominee Corbin Bernsen ("L.A. Law," "Psych") will play Chief Cantuck, the foul-mouthed, morally ambiguous head of the Grovetown Police department. Andrew Dice Clay (Blue Jasmine, "Entourage") will star as Sonny Knox, the town's politically incorrect radio disc jockey. Additionally, Laura Allen ("American Horror Story: Cult," Mona Lisa Smile) plays Officer Reynolds, an East Texas cop who hides her bigotry behind her badge, and musician Curtis Harding plays blues legend, L.C. Soothe, and L.C.'s grandson, Bobby Joe, both of whom run afoul of the Klan.

When Florida Grange goes missing in the Klan-infested town of Grovetown, Hap and Leonard set out to find her. As the mystery unfolds, Hap and Leonard find themselves at odds with a cast of characters so tough they could chew the bumper off a pickup truck, including a possibly corrupt sheriff, and the leader of the Caucasian Knights. Set once again in East Texas, against an impending storm of Biblical proportions, Hap and Leonard scramble to locate Florida before the Klan locates them. The boys learn that the good guys don't always win, and nobody beats Mother Nature.

Louis Gossett Jr. said, "I'm beyond thrilled to be joining the Hap and Leonard family - especially getting the opportunity to work with Michael Kenneth Williams again, whom I consider a son. It's now come full circle."

"I can't wait roll up my pants and dredge through this rollercoaster of a season with the likes of Hap and Leonard. I just love this show!" added Andrew Dice Clay

Corbin Bernsen said, "I'm thrilled to join this gem of a show and superb cast that, like so many projects I've been associated with in the past, is like a fine wine... time to pop the cork and share with the world."

The anthology series, based on the celebrated book series of the same name by famed author Joe R. Lansdale follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy "The Following," "Rome"), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael K. Williams "The Night Of," "The Wire," 12 Years a Slave), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. Tiffany Mack (Wicked Love, "Timeless", "iZombie") who stars as Florida Grange, Leonard's lawyer and the object of Hap's deep admiration, and Cranston Johnson ("Atlanta," Find a Way) who plays Detective Hanson, return as series regulars.

Season one was inspired by the first "Hap and Leonard" novel "Savage Season," and featured Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") and Jimmi Simpson ("Westworld"). The second season took inspiration from "Mucho Mojo," the second book in the series, and welcomed Brian Dennehy ("Death of a Salesman") and Irma P. Hall (Soul Food).

"Hap and Leonard" is a wholly-owned original series produced by AMC Studios. John Wirth ("Hell on Wheels," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") returns as showrunner and executive producer for season three, and Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt and Linda Moran return as executive producers. Episodes will be directed by Jim Mickle, Abe Sylvia and Michael Katleman. Joining the writing team this season is Pam Veasey, along with previous writers Nick Damici, Ione Lloyd, Jim Mickle and John Wirth.

# # #

About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world's most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundance.tv, on demand and mobile.





  [september 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· HAP & LEONARD (SUNDANCE)





[02/23/18 - 08:31 AM]
Disney Channel Greenlights "Amphibia" and "The Owl House"
The network has also ordered a season four pickup for Disney TVA's Annie Award-nominated "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" from creator Daron Nefcy.

[02/23/18 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with Winter Olympics
The Peacock continues its streak among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/23/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Netflix Unleashes the "Queer Eye" Fab Five on One of Their Own!
The Fab 5 from "Queer Eye" took Netflix's Los Angeles headquarters by storm, making over their IT department known as the NERDS.

[02/23/18 - 05:01 AM]
90th Oscars(R) Performers Announced
Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar winner Common will perform this year's nominated songs at the 90th Oscars ceremony.

[02/22/18 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 22
Updates include: NBC flips time periods for "A.P. Bio," "Champions"; Taye Diggs cast in The CW's "Spencer"; and Bellamy Young to topline "False Profits" for ABC.

[02/22/18 - 07:13 PM]
CMT Announces "Nashville's" Midseason Premiere on June 7, Followed by Series-Ending Finale July 26
When the series returns this summer, "Nashville" will feature two new recurring roles with the additions of Ronny Cox and Mia Maestro.

[02/22/18 - 06:02 PM]
VH1's Emmy(R) Award-Winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" Ru-veals New Cast for Historic 10th Season
The supersized season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" premieres on Thursday, March 22 and will feature 90-minute episodes, giving fans more fashion, lip-syncs and drag than ever before.

[02/22/18 - 02:49 PM]
Tony and Emmy Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth Is Ready to Kill It on Season Two of NBC's "Trial & Error"
The premiere for the second season of "Trial & Error" will be announced at a later date.

[02/22/18 - 02:48 PM]
CNBC's "Back in the Game" Will Premiere on Tuesday, 3/13/18
From executive producer Michael Strahan and hosted by Alex Rodriguez, "Back in the Game" pairs ex-athletes in serious financial distress with money-savvy mentors who can help them get back on their feet.

[02/22/18 - 02:16 PM]
Team USA Women's Hockey Gold Medal Victory Is Most Watched Late-Night Show in NBCSN History
NBC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 21.

[02/22/18 - 02:09 PM]
Bravo Media Takes Center Stage in the All New Original Docuseries "Your Husband Is Cheating on Us" Premiering Sunday, April 1 at 9PM ET/PT
The docuseries follows mega-producer JD Lawrence and his top-tier theater company through all the five-star action and juicy drama that comes with launching a new stage production.

[02/22/18 - 12:42 PM]
Paramount Network Delivers Strong Ratings in Its First Month Led by Original Event Series, "Waco"
Paramount Network further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[02/22/18 - 12:10 PM]
"Restored by the Fords" Wraps First Season on HGTV with Solid Ratings Performance
HGTV further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[02/22/18 - 10:53 AM]
"Tough Mudder: Tougher Together" Premieres Thursday, March 15 on The CW
The broadcast special will be preceded by five digital episodes, premiering on CW Seed, The CW's digital network, on Thursday, March 8.

[02/22/18 - 10:39 AM]
Video: BBC America's "Killing Eve" Debuts First Teaser Trailer
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer star in thriller penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and produced by Sally Woodward Gentle's Sid Gentle Productions.