Syfy has announced it has renewed its latest series Happy! for a second season. Based on the graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, the series stars Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel) and Patton Oswalt (The Circle) and became SyFy’s best series premiere since January 2016 across all of its key demographics. It is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
Happy! follows Nick Sax (Meloni) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is 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).
“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!”
The series comes from Brian Taylor (Crank) and Morrison himself, both acting as executive producers and having written the pilot together. Patrick Macmanus (Marco Polo) showruns the series and serves as an executive producer with Meloni as well. It is produced by Original Film’s Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe (The Fast and the Furious franchise).
Happy! will air its season finale January 31 at 10 EST on SyFy.