Hap and Leonard Add New Cast Members For Season 3
Sundance Channel’s Hap & Leonard are adding some familiar faces to the cast for season 3. Faces many of us have grown up with. Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots), Psych alum Corbin Bernsen and Dice star Andrew Dice Clay will be joining the series in recurring roles.
The third season of HAP AND LEONARD, will take inspiration from “The Two-Bear Mambo,” the third installment of Lansdale’s book series. Season one was inspired by the first “Hap and Leonard” novel “Savage Season,” and season two from “Mucho Mojo,” the second book in the series.
“AT ONCE DARKLY FUNNY AND SOCIALLY RELEVANT, THERE’S NO OTHER SERIES LIKE THE SOUTHERN-NOIR, ‘HAP AND LEONARD,’ AND WE COULDN’T BE PROUDER THAT IT WILL CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER SEASON ON SUNDANCETV,” SAID JAN DIEDRICHSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, SUNDANCETV AND SUNDANCE NOW. “JAMES AND MICHAEL BRING NEW DEPTH AND DIMENSION TO THE BUDDY-ACTION GENRE, AND JOE LANSDALE’S BRILLIANT WORK CONTINUES TO BE IN EXCELLENT HANDS WITH JOHN WIRTH AND COMPANY.”
Deadline reports Gossett Jr. plays Bacon, a veterinarian-turned-cook at the local diner. Bernsen will portray Chief Cantuck, the foul-mouthed, morally ambiguous head of the Grovetown Police department. Clay is Sonny Knox, the town’s politically incorrect radio disc jockey. In addition, Laura Allen (American Horror Story: Cult) plays Officer Reynolds, an East Texas cop who hides her bigotry behind her badge, Sydney Wease (The Vampire Diaries), portrays Belinda, ethereal teenage waif, mute since a mysterious abduction, and musician Curtis Harding plays blues legend, L.C. Soothe, and L.C.’s grandson, Bobby Joe, both of whom run afoul of the Klan. Tiffany Mack (Florida Grange) and Cranston Johnson (Detective Hanson) return as series regulars.
In Season 3, when Florida Grange goes missing in the Klan-infested town of Grovetown, Hap and Leonard set out to find her. As the mystery unfolds, Hap and Leonard find themselves at odds with a cast of characters so tough they could chew the bumper off a pickup truck, including a possibly corrupt sheriff, and the leader of the Caucasian Knights. Set once again in East Texas, against an impending storm of Biblical proportions, Hap and Leonard scramble to locate Florida before the Klan locates them. The boys learn that the good guys don’t always win, and nobody beats Mother Nature.
HAP AND LEONARD is a wholly-owned original series produced by AMC Studios. John Wirth (“Hell on Wheels,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) will return as showrunner and executive producer for Season 3, and Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt, and Linda Moran return as executive producers.