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Sundance Greenlights Texas-Based Drama Series

Nov 11, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Sundance TV has taken the wraps off plans for its next drama series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the channel greenlighted “Hap and Leonard,” based on the book series by Joe Lansdale.

The series is about best friends and martial arts experts “who struggle through misadventure in a bid to stay on the right side of the law in 1980 East Texas,” the story notes.

The six-episode series will be produced next year for a 2016 debut. Jim Mickle will direct, with Nick Schumaker and Jeremy Platt executive producing. Mickle previously adapted Lansdale’s “Cold in July” as a film, and he will adapt the “Hap and Leonard” project for Sundance with his “Cold in July” co-writer Nick Damici.

The project is the latest scripted drama from Sundance TV, following projects such as “Rectify” and “The Red Road.”

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