Excitement builds as HAP AND LEONARD premiere nears

With tomorrow’s premiere (Wed, March 3 9/10c) of SUNDANCETV’s adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s HAP AND LEONARD series, news keeps flooding in.

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The fine folks at SUNDANCETV shared the amazing opening sequence.

ZIMBIO shared images from the Hap and Leonard’ private premiere party at Hill Country BBQ on February 25, 2016 in New York City.

(L-R) Joe Lansdale, Christina Hendricks, James Purefoy and Charlie Collier (Source: D Dipasupil/Getty Images North America)

TOM + LORENZO critiqued Christina Hendricks’ attire from the affair.

She is so clearly FEELING this one. And we don’t blame her. Suits with pencil skirts are always going to be very high on the list of looks that she outright owns. We understand why she doesn’t want to appear like this in public all the time (since she appeared like this pretty much constantly through seven years of Mad Men), but we’re always grateful when she resigns herself to it, because the results are usually so much better than when she tries other, less suitable styles.

LOVE this textile. Love her for being a bit brave about wearing it, since super bold patterns – especially if there are monkeys involved – are fairly risky on the red carpet, especially on curvy women. It doesn’t always photograph well. But here? Fabulous. Our only quibble is with the black pump. There are so many great colors in that fabric that she could have pulled out. A pair of gold or bronze metallic pumps would have been our recommendation.

SUNDANCETV asks 6 questions of Michael Kenneth Williams.

Q: Where are you from, and what’s it like playing a Texan?

A: I am from East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. It’s hot playing a Texan, very hot. The dialect, the specific type of twang in their speech, is very specific and cultural. The swagger, the clothes, the cowboy hats, cowboy boots, jeans and T-shirt — it’s all American, and it’s really fun to play.

Q: What drew you to this character?

A: The main things that drew me to the character were the writing and the relationships, primarily the one between Leonard and Hap. The friendship, the brotherly love that they share, is like a bromance. A lot of stuff is going on, but the writing is really cutting-edge.

Q: You and James have known each other for a while.

A: James is a very dear friend of mine; I love him to death. We first got a chance to work together on a project that we filmed in South Africa. We trolled around Capetown and had a lot of fun. I always felt it was unfinished business between him and me, so I was really happy that we were able to reunite for this.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY shared some pulp-inspired posters based on the show.

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SUNDANCETV offered this animated sneak peek (supplied by SST Publications, publisher of the forthcoming SAVAGE SEASON comic) of HAP AND LEONARD.