SundanceTV series don’t generally earn big ratings by even cable standards, but they do draw a loyal audience. Originating as a home to feature films, the cable network has only been running scripted series for a few years. While it’s back for a third installment, could this be the end of the road. Will the Hap and Leonard TV show be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
A SundanceTV anthology series based on the Jon R. Lansdale series of novels, Hap and Leonard stars James Purefoy as Hap Collins and Michael Kenneth Williams as Leonard Pines — lifelong best friends. Returning as season regulars are Tiffany Mack as Leonard’s lawyer, Floria Grange, along with Cranston Johnson as Detective Hanson. Season three, Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo, also stars Louis Gossett Jr., Corbin Bernsen, Andrew Dice Clay, Laura Allen, and Curtis Harding.
The darkly comedic, crime drama unfolds in 1989, in East Texas, just prior to Christmas. Hap and Leonard set off to find Florida, who has gone missing in the Klan-infested town of Grovetown. With an epic storm impending, Hap and Leonard are soon confronted by a cast of characters Sundance says is, “…so tough they could chew the bumper off a pickup truck.” This gang includes a questionable sheriff, as well as the leader of the Caucasian Knights. “The boys learn that the good guys don’t always win, and nobody beats Mother Nature,” according to the network.
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5/15/2018 Status Update: Hap and Leonard has been cancelled by SundanceTV. Details here.