Syfy has renewed dark fantasy comedy HAPPY! for a second season, the cable network announced Monday.
The announcement comes two days before the Season 1 finale of the adaptation of the Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson graphic novel.
Christopher Meloni stars in the series as Nick Sax – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop-turned-hitman – 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 (voiced by Patton Oswalt).
“Happy! struck a chord with our SYFY audience and disrupted the TV landscape with its unique storytelling and outrageous performances led by Christopher Meloni,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, in a statement. “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 show is produced by Universal Cable Productions. Executive producers Morrison and Brian Taylor (“Crank,” “Gamer”) co-wrote the pilot teleplay.
Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film, Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus also executive produce.
The season finale of Happy! will air Wednesday, Jan 30 at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy.