Hap and Leonard

Michael Kenneth Williams

SundanceTV’s “HAP AND LEONARD” Will Return for a Second Season

SundanceTV’s “HAP AND LEONARD” Will Return for a Second Season

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.

Before “HAP AND LEONARD”: Michael Kenneth Williams on “LAW & ORDER” (Now Streaming on Sundance.TV)

Before “HAP AND LEONARD”: Michael Kenneth Williams on “LAW & ORDER” (Now Streaming on Sundance.TV)

Guess who else shows up as a guest star in multiple episode of LAW & ORDER?

6 Questions with “HAP AND LEONARD” Star Michael Kenneth Williams

6 Questions with “HAP AND LEONARD” Star Michael Kenneth Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams shares what it’s like to trade in Brooklyn style for East Texas swagger.

Before “HAP AND LEONARD”: Top 5 Michael Kenneth Williams TV Shows

Before “HAP AND LEONARD”: Top 5 Michael Kenneth Williams TV Shows

Because he’s so much more than Omar on “The Wire.” (Although that was pretty amazing.)

Before “HAP AND LEONARD”: Top 5 Michael Kenneth Williams Movies

Before “HAP AND LEONARD”: Top 5 Michael Kenneth Williams Movies

From historical dramas (“12 Years a Slave”) to literary adaptations (“The Road”) to pulpy cop dramas (“Brooklyn’s Finest”), Williams is impossible to pin down.

Michael K. Williams Set to Star In SundanceTV’s “HAP & LEONARD”

Michael K. Williams Set to Star In SundanceTV’s “HAP & LEONARD”

SundanceTV announced today the casting of Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, “Inherent Vice,” “12 Years a Slave,” Boardwalk Empire) as a lead character, Leonard Pines, in its newest original scripted series “Hap and Leonard.”

LUV – Common comes to Sundance's U.S. Dramatic Competition

LUV – Common comes to Sundance's U.S. Dramatic Competition

In interviews, LUV co-writer/director Sheldon Candis likes to describe his film as a “driller” — part drama, part thriller. Candis, a USC grad and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2011, based the film’s coming of age story on his own life growing up on the streets of Baltimore. Looking for a father figure, he found one in an uncle — not realizing that, as he puts it in his Sundance ’12 Meet the Artists interview (see below), the man he idolized was “one of the most infamous and feared drug dealers” in the entire city.