Mere days before its first season finale, Syfy has announced that the gritty and surreal HAPPY! has been renewed for season 2.
The series, starring Christopher Meloni and featuring the voice of Patton Oswalt, is based on the New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name.
HAPPY! follows Nick Sax (Meloni), an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Oswalt).
In Wednesday’s season one finale, Sax and Happy are locked in a climatic confrontation to rescue Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo) from Very Bad Santa’s (Joseph Reitman) lair, as Merry (Lili Mirojnick) sets out to save Amanda (Medina Senghore) from a far more powerful foe.
The series also stars Ritchie Coster (Blue) and Patrick Fischler (Smoothie).
“HAPPY! struck a chord with our SYFY audience and disrupted the TV landscape with its unique storytelling and outrageous performances led by Christopher Meloni,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “If people thought this season was crazy – I can’t wait for fans to see what Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor and the entire cast and crew have in store for Sax and Happy!”
HAPPY!’s finale episode airs Wednesday, January 31 at 10/9c on Syfy, but if you can’t wait that long here’s an exclusive first look at the action.