Hap and Leonard is a drama TV series created and released in the USA. The author of the original idea for the plot and the character is a novelist named Joe R. Lansdale. The series is an adaption from his novels with the same title. The authors of the script are Nick Damici and Jim Mickle. Earlier they worked on Lansdale’s Cold in July. The release was carried out by SundanceTV with the first season release date on the 2nd of March 2016. Since the first release, the show has received a ton of favorable reviews. Hap and Leonard season 2 release date is unknown yet, but the producers have good news to share. Read further to know more.
The action of every new episode of the series revolves in the end of the 80’s. The protagonists of the series are Hap and Leonard – two best friends surrounded by numerous eccentric characters.
- Michael Kenneth Williams portrays the character of Leonard Pine. He’s a gay black vet who’s got troubles with controlling his anger. He’s Vietnam vet with disturbing psychological issues. He was brought up by his uncle, but when he realized Leonard was gay he started to banish him. After his uncle’s death, Leonard is left with his uncle’s house and fortune. Leonard can’t bear racism and anti-gay behavior. His friend Hap hates guns, but Leonard carries and uses them whenever necessary. He becomes angry too quickly. It’s often provoked by Hap’s aversion to violence even when it’s really needed. His relationships never last long because of his aggressive nature.
- James Purefoy portrays the character of Hap Collins. A white laborer from the working class who was imprisoned when he was a young man. It was because he rejected to participate in the Vietnam War. He is in the late forties and he’s got a mass of unpleasant memories of his jobs of the past. He worked at the factory producing aluminum chairs and also was a worker at rose fields in East Texas. He’s got a strong aversion to violence doing what he can to avoid it. Brett Sawyer is his unstable romantic interest. Hap is the narrator of the story. He’s a lot more patient than his friend Leonard always trying to persuade him use minimum violence possible provoking Leonard’s bursts of anger.
Hap and Leonard was filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (although the action of the original novel and the series takes place in the 1980s in East Texas). An old Woman’s Hospital and Celtic Media Centre situated in Baton Rouge were used in the filming.
2nd Season Air Date
On the 27th of June 2016, SundanceTV officially prolonged Hap and Leonard for season two to be aired in 2017. It will consist of 6 episodes and will be based on the novel entitled Mucho Mojo. Info about the exact release date will be updated when SundanceTV gives more hints about the future of the project.