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According to HOLLYWOOD LIFE, Christina Hendricks in her first major post MAD MEN role will play Hap Collins’ ex-wife Trudy on Sundance TV’s HAP AND LEONARD, the adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s acclaimed crime series.
Trudy shows up in the rural south after two years, with a proposition that her ex cannot refuse. Hap and Leonard takes place 1980s East Texas, and will give a look at race, class and friendship of that time.
Christina joins previously announced cast members James, Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire,”Inherent Vice, 12 Years a Slave, Boardwalk Empire), Bill Sage (Boardwalk Empire, We Are What We Are) and Jimmi Simpson (House of Cards, The Newsroom).
Hap and Leonard follows the story of Hap Collins (Purefoy) and Leonard Pine (Williams). Hap is a white working-class laborer who spent time in federal prison for refusing to be drafted into the military and serve in the Vietnam War. Now in his 40s, he is just barely making ends meet picking roses on an East Texas plantation. His confidante and lifelong best friend is Leonard, an openly gay, black Vietnam vet with anger issues. Having been raised by an uncle who shunned him after learning he was gay, Leonard’s only support in the not so progressive, rural South is Hap. Together, they struggle through misadventure in a bid to stay on the right side of the law in 1980s East Texas.
Hap and Leonard has been picked up for six one-hour episodes and will air in early 2016.
For more details, visit HOLLYWOOD LIFE.
Also coming in early 2016 from Tachyon is HAP AND LEONARD, a collection of the finest Joe R. Lansdale short stories featuring the not-so-dynamic East Texas duo.
HAP AND LEONARD cover by Elizabeth Story.