HAP AND LEONARD MAKE A DISCOVERY ABOUT FLORIDA GRANGE’S FATE IN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF SUNDANCE TV’S ORIGINAL SERIES
“HAP AND LEONARD: THE TWO BEAR MAMBO”
James Purefoy as Hap Collins and Michael Kenneth Williams as Leonard Pine
“’Hap and Leonard’ is consciously atmospheric, crisply paced high-noir, and Purefoy and Williams have an onscreen presence that’s tough to top.”
- Melanie McFarland, Salon
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 (Purefoy) and Leonard (Williams) 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 fourth episode, entitled “Senorita Mambo,” after fleeing the Klan at the end of the last episode, Hap and Leonard wind up lost in the thicket outside Grovetown. They discover Florida’s abandoned car, take refuge inside, and find her tape recorder. As they listen to Florida’s account of her time in Grovetown, we flash back to Florida’s story and follow her investigation into Bobby Joe’s so-called suicide. Bobby Joe had a rare recording made by his legendary grandfather, the famous bluesman L.C. Soothe, that he was planning to sell to DJ Sonny Knox (Andrew Dice Clay). But legend has it that anyone who listens to the recording is cursed. Listening to her tape, Hap and Leonard begin to believe that Florida has become a victim of the curse.
Additional ensemble cast includes Oscar® award-winner and multiple Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-winning actor, Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots), Emmy® and Golden Globe® award nominee Corbin Bernsen (“L.A. Law,” “Psych”), Andrew Dice Clay (Blue Jasmine, “Entourage”), Laura Allen (“American Horror Story: Cult,” Mona Lisa Smile) and musician Curtis Harding.
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.