THE SEARCH FOR FLORIDA GRANGE INTENSIFIES
IN AN ALL NEW EPISODE OF SUNDANCE TV’S ORIGINAL SERIES
“HAP AND LEONARD: THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO”
Louis Gossett Jr., Michael Kenneth Williams and James Purefoy
“Hap and Leonard is one of TV’s best-kept secrets”
Todd VanDerWerff, Vox
SundanceTV will air an all-new episode of the network’s acclaimed original series “Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo,” on/9CT. The ensemble cast is led by James Purefoy (“The Following,” “Altered Carbon”) and Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Night Of,” “The Wire”) who play lifelong best friends. Inspired by the third book in the famed series by Joe R. Lansdale, and set once again in East Texas just before Christmas of 1989, the story begins as Hap and Leonard scramble to locate Florida Grange (Tiffany Mack), who has gone missing in Grovetown, a place where sinister simmers under the surface of the town’s glossy facade.
In the third episode, entitled, “T-Bone Mambo,” Leonard (Williams) goes to the Black side of town to find Bacon (Louis Gossett Jr.), the cook at the local diner, to see what he knows about Florida Grange’s disappearance. He learns that Florida was last seen at a local speakeasy. Meanwhile, Hap (Purefoy) is shanghaied by Officer Reynolds (Laura Allen), the sexy town cop. She takes him to Truman Brown (Pat Healy), leader of the local Klan, so Brown can make it clear who really runs Grovetown. Hap and Leonard compare notes. Refusing to believe that Florida is dead, even though all signs point in that direction, Hap and Leonard go to the speakeasy to pick up her trail. They’re attacked on the road, and barely escape with their lives.
John Wirth (“Hell on Wheels,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) returns as showrunner and executive producer for season three, and Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt and Linda Moran return as executive producers. Episodes will be directed by Mickle, Abe Sylvia and Michael Katleman. Joining the writing team this season is Pam Veasey, along with previous writers Nick Damici, Ione Lloyd, Jim Mickle and John Wirth.