The crime and suspense TV series ‘Hap and Leonard’ is produced by Nick Damici and Jim Mickle for Sundance TV. On November 10, 2014, Sundance greenlit the series for six, one-hour long episodes, which filmed in 2015 and premiered on March 2, 2016. The first season is based on the novel ‘Savage Season’. It was renewed for a second season with six episodes, based on the second novel ‘Mucho Mojo’, while the novel, ‘The Two Bear Mambo’ inspired the third season. The series is developed by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici. They also serve as its executive producers, alongside Lansdale, Linda Moran, Lowell Northrop and John Wirth. The production companies involved with the series are Nightshade, Platform and AMC Studios.
Hap and Leonard Cast: Who’s in it?
The main cast of the series includes James Purefoy cast as Hap Collins, a working-class labourer who has spent time in prison as a young man for having refused to serve in the Vietnam War while being drafted into the military. He is known for playing the role of Mark Antony in the historical drama, ‘Rome’. He has also appeared in ‘The Following‘, ‘Solomon Kane’, ‘Altered Carbon‘, ‘The Philanthropist’ and ‘A Knight’s Tale’. Michael Kenneth Williams plays Leonard Pine, a gay Vietnam vet who suffers from serious anger issues. He is a two-time Emmy nominated actor, best known for the role of Omar Little in ‘The Wire’. His other acting credits include ‘Boardwalk Empire‘, ‘Bessie’, ‘The Night Of’, ‘When They See Us‘, ‘Inherent Vice’ and ‘The Road‘.
Jimmi Simpson comes in as a local drug dealer. His most recent roles have been in ‘Westworld‘, ‘Perpetual Grace, LTD‘, ‘Unsolved’ and ‘Under the Silver Lake’. He has also appeared in ‘House of Cards‘, ‘Black Mirror‘, ‘Breakout Kings’, ‘Psych‘ and ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘. He set to appear alongside Allison Janney and Mila Kunis in comedy-drama, ‘Breaking News in Yuba County’. Bill Sage plays the role of Howard. He has worked in ‘Power’, ‘Surviving Family’, ‘The Girl From Monday’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘American Psycho‘ and ‘Sex and The City‘.
Christina Hendricks appears as Trudy Fawst, Hap’s ex-wife. She is a six-time Emmy nominated actress who is best known for her role in AMC’s ‘Mad Men’. She has also appeared in ‘Beggars and Choosers’, ‘Drive’, ‘The Neon Demon’ and ‘Good Girls’. She also gave voice to the character of Gabby Gabby in ‘Toy Story 4‘. Additional cast includes Enrique Murciano as Raoul, Tiffany Mack as Florida Grange, Cranston Johnson as Detective Hanson, Brian Dennehy as Sheriff Valentine Otis, Ron Roggé as Bud Collins, and Trace Masters as Little Hap.