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It’s time to strap in, Hap and Leonard fans. The third season, based off of Joe R. Lansdale‘s novel Two-Bear Mambo, may be one of the (unexpectedly) most timely on 2018. I say unexpectedly because the story (written in 1995) deals with our two heroes (played by James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams) squaring off against a nasty, Klan-like organization. Who would have thought that would be relevant in 2018? And yet, here we are.
The new season will also see a host of sure to be memorable new characters, played by Louis Gossett Jr. (Roots), Corbin Bernsen (Psych), Andrew Dice Clay (Blue Jasmine), Laura Allen (American Horror Story: Cult) and musician Curtis Harding. For those who haven’t had a chance to catch up with the series, it focuses on the (sometimes deadly) hijinks of two very different friends in East Texas in the 1980s. The show is warm, funny, profane, and is one of the truest southern shows I’ve ever seen.
Hap and Leonard returns to SundanceTV on Wednesday, March 7th. And remember, given the anthology nature of the show, while I would strongly recommend watching the previous seasons, you can jump right in to Season 3 if you need to (each season is only 6 episodes long though, so it’s not a huge time commitment!)
Sheldon Wiebe for ECLIPSE MAGAZINE reports on SundanceTV’s Black History Month programming.
SundanceTV will air a series of special programs during Black History Month. It’s February programming includes the history-making Roots miniseries; Roots: The Next Generation and Queen (final chapter of Alex Haley’s Roots story).
Also included will be bio film Malcolm X, Rosewood, The Color Purple and Ghosts of Mississippi.
Hap and Leonard stars Michael Kenneth White and Louis Gossett Jr. will provide will provide interstitial commentary on a range of topics relating to SundanceTV’s Black History Month programming.
At LIBRARY JOURNAL, Martha Cornog includes Joe R. Lansdale and Sam Glanzman’s RED RANGE among Visionary Graphic Narratives: Celebrate Black History Month and Beyond with These Essential Comics.
In this hyperviolent, gleeful pulp, the Klan killed Rufus Range’s family—and he’s out for revenge as a vigilante dubbed Red Mask. Originally released in 1999, the now full-color story flaunts the nastiest dirty laundry that 19th-century racism offered. But Rufus and his younger sidekick are smarter, more skillful, and more humane than their enemies, whose incompetence becomes morbidly funny. Look for a surprise sf twist. For fans of Django Unchained; mature readers.