A season two pickup was handed down Monday for a more than slightly deranged series starring former “Law & Order: SVU” and “Oz” star Christopher Meloni. Syfy announced that it will bring back “Happy!” for a second season.
The series, from Universal Cable Productions, airs its season one finale this Wednesday, Jan. 31.
“This twisted graphic novel adaptation has been hailed as ‘one of the craziest, most utterly off-the-wall TV series ever produced’ by The New York Times Syndicate and launched as the network’s best series premiere since January 2016 across all key demos,” Syfy said in Monday’s announcement.
Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, added: “‘Happy!’ struck a chord with our Syfy audience and disrupted the TV landscape with its unique storytelling and outrageous performances led by Christopher Meloni. 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 announcement also notes: “Based on the New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name, ‘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).”