It’s a new year and SundanceTV has some new seasons in store. Today, the network announced the new seasons of Hap and Leonard and Gomorrah will debut this spring.
Based on the books by Joe R. Lansdale, Hap and Leonard follows two best friends (James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams) entangled in a murder case in 1980s East Texas. Set in the suburbs of Naples, Gomorrah tells the inside story of the Camorra, the fierce Neapolitan crime organization. The cast includes Marco D’Amore and Fortunato Cerlino.
Season two of Hap and Leonard premieres on March 15th, followed by the season two premiere of Gomorrah on April 26th.
PASADENA, CA – January 13, 2017 – SundanceTV today announced the premiere dates for its spring 2017 programming slate. The network will continue to use Wednesdays at 10:00 PM ET / 9 C as the anchor for its original drama series premieres.
“SundanceTV continues to distinguish itself as a home for unique and compelling stories from around the world,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “Our network has an exciting year ahead, starting with the return of our highest-rated original series, ‘Hap and Leonard’ followed by the critically acclaimed ‘Gomorrah.’ Our international co-productions and an all new docu-series fill out the year, bringing our viewers into new worlds and introducing them to unforgettable characters.”
“HAP AND LEONARD: MUCHO MOJO” (6 Episodes)
Wednesday, March 15th at 10:00 PM ET / 9 C
Based on the book series by Joe R. Lansdale, “Hap and Leonard” follows two lifelong best friends — Hap Collins (James Purefoy) and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams) – as they find themselves in mucho-trouble, caught in the middle of a murder mystery with more twists and turns than an East Texas highway. The story begins with a skeleton, Trudy’s missing ashes, a literal pissing match with a neighborhood drug dealer, and a piece of MeMaw’s famous pie.
Rounding out the cast in this season two anthology series are Brian Dennehy (“Death of a Salesman,” “First Blood”) Irma P. Hall (“A Family Thing,” “Soul Food”), Dohn Norwood (“All the Way,” “Hell on Wheels”), Tiffany Mack (Wicked Love, “iZombie”) and Cranston Johnson (“Atlanta,” Find a Way).
John Wirth (“Hell on Wheels,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) 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.
“Hap and Leonard: The Complete First Season” will be available on DVD on March 7th from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
“GOMORRAH” — Season 2 (12 episodes)
Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00 PM ET / 9 C – Two-hour premiere
Based on the book by Roberto Saviano, “Gomorrah” picks up moments after the end of the first season: Pietro has escaped from the prison van; Genny’s boys have been downed in Conte’s ambush; and Ciro has shot Genny. The era of the Savastano clan, which once reigned supreme over Naples, seems to be definitively over, and many compete for what was once the Savastano Empire. Only one thing is certain: the future will belong to the one who can tighten the bonds of power most forcefully.”
What do you think? Do you watch either Hap and Leonard or Gomorrah? Are you excited for the new seasons?