The darkly comic swamp noir story that follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper will return in 2017.
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When the HAP AND LEONARD cast isn’t dodging alligators and stray bullets, they deliver some great interviews on everything from playing a Texan to preparing for their roles. Click on the actor’s name to read the full Q&A. James Purefoy (Hap) on shooting the action-packed series: “It felt like we were shooting a six-hour movie.…
Hap (James Purefoy) looks through the wreckage of Leonard’s (Michael Kenneth Williams) house and commiserates with one of Leonard’s dogs, saying he misses Leonard too.
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In a flashback, a young Hap attends an amateur minstrel show with his father before coming across the stranded black motorist stuck in the rain (shown in a previous flashback). Hap’s father reluctantly gets out to help get the other man’s car running. A passing driver swerves dangerously toward the side of the road while…
As the first season of SundanceTV’s hit series HAP AND LEONARD comes to an end, fans can further explore the creative mind of Joe R. Lansdale with short films based on his work. The Joe R. Lansdale Short Film Festival will include three short films based on stories by one of the greatest contemporary writers of today and can be found on Shorts at Sundance.TV.
In a flashback, Trudy (Christina Hendricks) tries to pen a letter to Hap (James Purefoy) in prison but gives up. She attempts to free the pet bird the couple once shared, but when it declines to fly out the window she drowns the little pet in the sink.
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Executive Producer Jeremy Platt explains why SundanceTV’s HAP AND LEONARD is like no other show currently on TV.
HAP AND LEONARD‘s Jeff Pope (Chub) discusses his passion for Southern Gothic tales, his affinity for New Orleans and the awkward situations he had to endure as Chub. Q: What drew you to this character, and how is he different from anything you’ve done before? A: I loved the writing. I love Southern Gothic tales,…
Neil Sandilands on his approach to playing Paco: “Not quite piccolo, perhaps something like a chainsaw, which made it a bit atonal, a not-so-subtle reminder to all that shit’s about to get real.”
Bill Sage on HAP AND LEONARD: “It’s great storytelling. This season is about the ’80s crushing everything about the ’60s and reflecting on where we are now.”
While Hap and Leonard may be down on their luck, they’ve got some great tunes to accompany them on their adventures.
HAP AND LEONARD is turning heads across the web! If you’re not caught up, you can watch the premiere online now at sundance.tv. (No login required). The season’s third episode airs this Wednesday at 10/9c on SundanceTV. Meanwhile, Salon, The A.V. Club and others examine the series’ unique historical and artistic qualities while Indiewire and Playboy sit down with the series’ stars.
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A pair of kids out hunting scare each other with ghost stories before stumbling upon an actual horror: the mutilated corpse of the policeman Angel killed behind some trash cans. The boys run off, screaming.
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“What drew me most to this character was his state of mind.”
HAP AND LEONARD’s first season has begun! If you missed the premiere last Wednesday, you can watch it online now at sundance.tv. Before you tune in for the next episode, see what the critics are saying.
In 1968 Texas, a pair of wounded bank robbers tear down a highway in a car full of cash, police cars in hot pursuit. The getaway driver steers off the road and manages to shake the cops, but accidentally plunges the car into a river. One of the robbers manages to escape the sinking vehicle before succumbing to his injuries and passing out as cops close in.
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Fans of James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Christina Hendricks: Set your calendars for Wednesday, March 2 at 10PM ET/PT.