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Hap and Leonard is an American television drama series based on the characters Hap and Leonard, created by novelist Joe R. Lansdale[1] and adapted from his series of novels of the same name.[2] The series was written and developed by Nick Damici and Jim Mickle, who had previously adapted Lansdale's Cold in July and was directed by Mickle.[1] The series premiered on the American cable network SundanceTV on March 2, 2016.[1][3] So far, the series has received favorable reviews.[4][5][6]

Hap and Leonard
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Season 2 Poster
GenreCrime drama
Mystery
Dark comedy
Based onHap and Leonard novels
by Joe R. Lansdale
Developed by
Starring
Composer(s)Jeff Grace
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Nick Damici
  • Joe R. Lansdale
  • Jim Mickle
  • Linda Moran
  • Lowell Northrop
  • John Wirth


Production location(s)Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time42-44 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Nightshade
  • Plattform
  • AMC Studios
Release
Original networkSundanceTV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 2, 2016 (2016-03-02) –
April 11, 2018 (2018-04-11)
External links
Website

The series was renewed for a six-episode third season which premiered on March 7, 2018. The third season is inspired by the third novel in the Hap and Leonard series, titled The Two-Bear Mambo.[7]

On May 14, 2018, SundanceTV announced they had cancelled the series after three seasons.[8][9][10]

Contents

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

  • Neil Sandilands as Paco
  • Ron Roggé as Bud Collins
  • Trace Masters as Little Hap
  • Kaden Washington Lewis as Little Leonard
  • Florence Young as Kay
  • Kari Shemwell as Trudy Double
  • Louis Gossett Jr. as Bacon

ProductionEdit

Filming of the show took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,[17] although the series is set in 1980s in the fictional town of LaBorde in East Texas.[18] Two of the locations used were the old Woman's Hospital [19] and the Celtic Media Centre.[20]

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2016)Edit

The first season is inspired by Savage Season.[7] The second episode "The Bottoms" was released online on March 2, 2016, a week before its scheduled airing.[21]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
11"Savage Season"Jim MickleNick Damici & Jim MickleMarch 2, 2016 (2016-03-02)0.429[22]
22"The Bottoms"Jim MickleNick Damici & Jim MickleMarch 9, 2016 (2016-03-09)0.271[23]
33"The Dive"Nick GomezE. L. KatzMarch 16, 2016 (2016-03-16)0.197[24]
44"Trudy"Nick GomezNick Damici & Jim MickleMarch 23, 2016 (2016-03-23)0.208[25]
55"War"Jim MickleNick DamiciMarch 30, 2016 (2016-03-30)0.274[26]
66"Eskimos"Jim MickleJim MickleApril 6, 2016 (2016-04-06)0.192[27]

Season 2 (2017)Edit

The second season is inspired by Mucho Mojo.[7]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
71"Mucho Mojo"Maurice MarableNick Damici and Jim MickleMarch 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)0.218[28]
82"Tickling Mojo"Maurice MarableAbe SylviaMarch 22, 2017 (2017-03-22)0.109[29]
93"Holy Mojo"Abe SylviaJohn WirthMarch 29, 2017 (2017-03-29)0.152[30]
104"Bad Mojo"Abe SylviaAbe Sylvia & Ione LloydApril 5, 2017 (2017-04-05)0.145[31]
115"Pie a la Mojo"Tim SouthamJoe R. LansdaleApril 12, 2017 (2017-04-12)0.253[32]
126"No Mo' Mojo"Tim SouthamNick Damici and Jim MickleApril 19, 2017 (2017-04-19)0.167[33]

Season 3 (2018)Edit

The third season is inspired by The Two-Bear Mambo.[7] The second episode, "Ho-Ho Mambo" was released online at AMC.com and Sundancetv.com a week before the scheduled March 14 on-air premiere.

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
131"The Two-Bear Mambo"Jim MickleJim MickleMarch 7, 2018 (2018-03-07)0.225[34]
142"Ho-Ho Mambo"Jim MickleNick DamiciMarch 14, 2018 (2018-03-14)0.227[35]
153"T-Bone Mambo"Abe SylviaJohn WirthMarch 21, 2018 (2018-03-21)N/A
164"Senorita Mambo"Abe SylviaJohn Wirth & Ione LloydMarch 28, 2018 (2018-03-28)N/A
175"Mambo No. 5"Michael KatlemanPam VeaseyApril 4, 2018 (2018-04-04)N/A
186"Monsoon Mambo"Michael KatlemanNick Damici & Jim MickleApril 11, 2018 (2018-04-11)N/A

ReceptionEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes season 1 has an approval rating of 88% based on reviews from 24 critics.[36]

Tie-inEdit

A collection called Hap and Leonard made up of previously published short stories (Hyenas, Veil’s Visit, Dead Aim) by Joe Lansdale as well as new content was published by Tachyon Publications in March 2016 as a tie-in to the TV series.[37]

ReferencesEdit

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