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‘Hap and Leonard’ Renewed for Season 2 on Sundance

29 June 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

SundanceTV has renewed “Hap and Leonard” — starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams as lifelong best friends mucked in swampy, offbeat misadventures — for a second season. “Hell on Wheels” veteran John Wirth will join as showrunner and executive producer, with Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt, Linda Moran and Nick Shumaker back as executive producers. Purefoy plays Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy fond of Southern ladies, and Williams plays hot-tempered gay, black Vietnam vet Leonard Pine. The show is inspired by the books by Joe R. Lansdale and developed by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici. Also Read: Christina Hendricks Cast in SundanceTV's 'Hap. »

- Tim Molloy

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‘Hap and Leonard’ Renewed for Season 2 at SundanceTV

28 June 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

SundanceTV has renewed comedic noir series “Hap and Leonard” for Season 2, the network announced Tuesday.

Starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams, the second season will consist of six episodes scheduled to debut in 2017. John Wirth (“Hell on Wheels,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) will join the project as showrunner and executive producer for Season 2.

The series is based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale and was developed by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici. The second season will take inspiration from “Mucho Mojo,” the second installment of Lansdale’s the book series.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing ‘Hap and Leonard’ back for another season with these completely unique characters,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “James, Michael and the creative and production team did a superb job bringing Joe Lansdale’s characters to life in Season 1, and Sundance viewers responded accordingly. We »

- Laura Prudom

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"Hap and Leonard" Renewed For Season 2

27 June 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

SundanceTV has renewed its swamp-set, six-episode drama TV series "Hap and Leonard" for a second season following its launch in March.

Based on Joe R. Lansdale's books, James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams star as two mismatched best friends who take part in a get-rich-quick scheme that quickly goes awry.

Jim Mickle and Nick Damici ("Cold in July") penned the series which Mickle directed while Nick Schumaker and Jeremy Platt are executive producing. An episode count, or expected premiere date for season two, has not yet been announced.

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- Garth Franklin

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Netflix Lands Adam Wingard’s ‘Death Note’ Starring Nat Wolff

6 April 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix is in final negotiations to pick up Adam Wingard’s “Death Note,” continuing to bolster its feature film slate.

The pic stars “Paper Towns” actor Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley and was originally at Warner Bros. before being put into turnaround at the studio.

Stx and Lionsgate were among the other studios looking at the property, but Netflix is poised to come out on top with a June start date being eyed for production. While the deal is not expected to reach the same price levels as those for “War Machine” or “Bright,” the price should fall in the $40 million-$50 million range.

Based on the Japanese Manga series, Wolff plays a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he’s tracked by a reclusive police officer.

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- Justin Kroll

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