We hope this news improves your Monday. Syfy has renewed its Happy! TV show for a second season, ahead of the season one finale, which airs on Wednesday. Happy!‘s season two renewal was announced on the show’s official Twitter page, today. Check out the announcement and a preview of this week’s episode, below. Happy! is a TV series adaptation of the short graphic novel from writer Grant Morrison and artist Darick Robertson. Although their work is a closed-ended story, the writers left the show more open, in case of a renewal — a move which has now paid off.
A comedic, fantastical Syfy crime drama, Happy! stars Christopher Meloni with Patton Oswalt (voice), Lili Mirojnick, Joseph Reitman, Medina Senghore, Ritchie Coster, and Patrick Fischler. Happy! centers on a former cop, Nick Sax (Meloni). Now a hitman pretty much on the skids, Nick finds himself unmoored in a world full of murder and meaningless hook-ups. One day though, his drunken, depressing existence is turned upside down by Happy (Oswalt), an imaginary unicorn, who is out to save the day.
Happy! Renewed for Season Two on Syfy
— Happy! (@HappySYFY) January 29, 2018
Syfy released a statement on the renewal to The Hollywood Reporter. Check it out:
“Happy! struck a chord with our Syfy audience and disrupted the TV landscape with its unique storytelling and outrageous performances led by Christopher Meloni,” said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “If people thought this season was crazy – I can’t wait for fans to see what Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor and the entire cast and crew have in store for Sax and Happy!”
Happy!: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of Happy! is averaging a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 675,000 viewers. Although those ratings seem low compared to broadcast network TV series, of the Syfy TV shows we’re tracking, Happy! is the second-highest rated, by both measures.
Happy! Season One Finale Sneak Peek
Syfy has also released a preview of the first season finale, for Happy!. Watch it, now.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the Happy! TV series? Did you think it would be cancelled or renewed for season two? Let us know, below.