Syfy has ordered the Happy! TV show adaption of Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel to series. The cable network originally put Happy! into development back in September of 2016. Chris Meloni then boarded the project, in November.
Happy! stars Meloni as hitman Nick Sax, whose life is changed by Happy the Horse, an imaginary, blue, winged animal, voiced by Bobby Moynihan. The Syfy cast also includes Lili Mirojnick, Patrick Fischler, Ritchie Coster, and Zabryna Guevara.
Universal Cable Productions’ HAPPY! is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, “Law & Order: SVU“) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named “Happy” (Bobby Moynihan, “Saturday Night Live“).
Executive producers Grant Morrison (“Batman,” “The Invisibles”) and Brian Taylor (“Crank,” “Gamer”) co-wrote the pilot teleplay. Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise), Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus will also executive produce. Taylor directed the pilot.
[Excerpted from a press release via The Futon Critic.]
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Happy TV series? Have you read the graphic novel? Do you plan to check out Happy!, when it premieres on Syfy?