SundanceTV’s subtly excellent buddy crime drama (and highest-rated original series) Hap and Leonard recently wrapped up its second season, and now the show’s already been renewed for a third.
Season three of the Joe Lansdale adaptation will take its story from the author’s third Hap and Leonard book, The Two-Bear Mambo, which focuses on Hap’s (James Purefoy) girlfriend trying to recover lost tapes of an enigmatic blues artist from a Klan-heavy Texas town.
SundanceTV General Manager Jan Diedrichsen says the show is “darkly funny and socially relevant,” and “we couldn’t be prouder that it will continue for another season on SundanceTV.”
Each season of the anthology show has added new characters to the fray as Hap and Leonard (Michael K. Williams) try to crack a case, and though the stories change, the third season of the show will retain its showrunners and executive producers from previous seasons.
“We’re beyond psyched to bring the boys back for a third helping of mayhem. It’s a show that doesn’t fold up neatly into one defined box and that’s what makes it special, so thanks to SundanceTV for believing in it and championing it from day one,” said executive producer Jim Mickle in a statement.